BABEL: Dave Eggers

Announcement Date : Thursday, April 20, 2017Categories: Official JB Events

BABEL - Dave Eggers - April 20, 2017 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

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About the Author
DAVE EGGERS is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle, and A Hologram For The King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine (The Believer). McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.
About the Book
BABEL - A Hologram For The King - Dave Eggers - April 20, 2017 - Just Buffalo Literary Center
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter’s college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram For The King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy’s gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment—and a moving story of how we got here.

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Discussion Questions
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Season Subscription tickets are good for all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2016–2017 season. Tickets are also available for each of the four individual events.

  • VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the author of the evening.
  • After each event, all ticket holders enjoy an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author.


  • General Admission (Single): $110
  • General Admission (Pair): $190
  • General Admission (3+): $95
  • VIP Patron (Single): $275
  • VIP Patron (Pair): $495

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  • General Admission (Single): $35
  • General Admission (Student Discount): $10
  • General Admission (Library Card Discount): $30
  • VIP Patron (Single): $100

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For groups of 8+ students, tickets are discounted at $5 per ticket plus two complimentary chaperone tickets. Please call 716-832-5400 to make arrangements for your group.

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