Please join us in celebrating the book launch of Knopf author, Stephanie Danler, for her fantastic novel, Sweetbitter out today. The evening will include a brief reading from the novel by the author followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. Wine and cheese will be available.
Sweetbitter is a lush, raw, thrilling coming of age story about a year in the life of a young woman, set in the wild and alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant. Described as “Kitchen Confidential meets The Devil Wears Prada,” Sweetbitter takes the reader behind the scenes of a rarefied institution, while simultaneously capturing what it is to be young and new to a city. This is a novel of awakenings; in food, love, wine, and knowledge
As Jay McInerny says: “Stephanie Danler arrives on the literary scene with a fully-fledged, original voice that’s wry, watchful and wise beyond its years – acutely attuned to the pleasures of the senses and to the desperate stratagems of self-invention among young urban seekers. Sweetbitter is a stunning debut novel, one that seems destined to help define a generation.”
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Stephanie Danler holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School.