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See Lena Dunham Talk with Miranda July About New Book at BAM

By Janet Upadhye | January 28, 2015 2:14pm
 Lena Dunham speaks onstage during the 'Girls' panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
Lena Dunham speaks onstage during the 'Girls' panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2014 in Pasadena, California.
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FORT GREENE — Here's your chance to see some girl talk.

"Girls" creator and author Lena Dunham is set to interview director Miranda July about her debut novel "The First Bad Man" at Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The event is part of a BAM series of "one-night-only conversations" that also includes talks with "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and cartoonist Lynda Barry on Feb. 12 as well as short fiction author Neil Gaiman and children's book writer Daniel Handler on Feb. 17.

July's book, released this month and described as heartbreaking and dirty, traces the life of Cheryl Glickman who is in love with "a philandering board member at the women's self-defense non-profit where she works," according to the publisher Scribner.

Dunham, who also recently wrote her first novel "Not That Kind of Girl," says July's book will "make you laugh, cringe and recognize yourself in a woman you never planned to be."

“Miranda July's ability to pervert norms while embracing what makes us normal is astounding," Dunham said in a statement. "Never has a novel spoken so deeply to my sexuality, my spirituality, my secret self. I know I am not alone.”

The two women plan to discuss the book in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in front of a live audience on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. at 30 Lafayette Ave.

Tickets cost from $35 to $50.