Some Favorite Writers: Jonathan Lethem

Some Favorite Writers: Jonathan Lethem

Did I say I love this book? Well, OK then, I love this book... —Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Lethem is the New York Times best-selling author of eight novels, including Chronic City, The Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn. His newest volume, The Ecstasy of Influence, is a constellation of provocative previously published pieces and new essays that shed light on an array of topics, from sex in cinema to drugs, graffiti, Bob Dylan, cyberculture, 9/11, book touring, and Marlon Brando, as well as on his literary models and contemporaries.

Complimentary coffee and tea served. A book signing will follow the reading.

Some Favorite Writers

This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. 

As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.

Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM. 

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.