BABEL Season Tickets (2019-2020)


Season tickets grant access to all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2019–2020 season. 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. Patron season tickets also include preferred seating and access to a VIP pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans attended by the author of the evening for all four events.

General Admission Season Subscriptions:

  • Single Tickets $120 each
  • 2+ Tickets $110 each

Patron Season Subscriptions:

  • Single Tickets $290 each
  • 2+ Tickets $275 each

For group sales (8+ tickets), please call (716) 832-5400.

Read the description below for more details about these events.


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N. Scott Momaday (10.16.2019)

N. SCOTT MOMADAY was born in 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma. A novelist, poet, playwright, teacher, painter, and storyteller, his accomplishments in literature, scholarship, and the arts have established him as an enduring American master. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Valeria Luiselli (11.14.2019)

VALERIA LUISELLI was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kirkus Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. (Photograph of Valeria Luiselli © Diego Berruecos)

Marilynne Robinson (03.18.2020)

MARILYNNE ROBINSON is the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award; Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson’s nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. (Photograph of Marilynne Robinson © Alex Soth – Magnum Photos)

Colson Whitehead (04.16.2020)

COLSON WHITEHEAD is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (winner of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and a collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim, Whiting Writers Award, and the Dos Passos Prize, his writing has appeared in a number of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta. (Photograph of Colson Whitehead © Chris Close)