- Saïd Sayrafiezadeh in Conversation with Sam Lipsyte
Saïd Sayrafiezadeh in Conversation with Sam Lipsyte
PEN Member Saïd Sayrafiezadeh reads from his new collection of short stories, Brief Encounters with the Enemy, at McNally Jackson Books. The reading, co-sponsored by PEN American Center, is followed by a Q&A with fellow PEN Member Sam Lipsyte.
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