We should forgo the 'to-go' says Je Benach
How could one ever feel pessimistic here? But then one day out went the beautiful iron-sided tables and comfortable chairs, and with them the people and all of their books.
Je Banach has written for the Paris Review, Granta, Esquire, Guernica, Bookforum, PEN and other venues. She is the author of guides to works by Haruki Murakami, Richard Flanagan, Salman Rushdie, Maya Angelou, Ian McEwan, E.L. Doctorow and David Mitchell, among others. Banach is a returning member of the Yale Writers' Conference faculty; in previous years she taught seminars on literary discourse and led a live Q & A session with the New Yorker's fiction editor Deborah Treisman,