Marlon James. Star Tribune file photo.

Poet and essayist Kevin Young, author of the nonfiction book, "Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News," will be in conversation with Man Booker Prize winning writer Marlon James in Minneapolis in March.

Their discussion is one in a series of "Big Ideas" hosted by the Loft Literary Center. (Previous Big Ideas included James in conversation last spring with Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.)

Kevin Young. Photo by Melanie Dunea

"Bunk," published by Minneapolis' Graywolf Press, was long-listed for a National Book Award and was named a top book of 2017 by many publications, including the New York Times.

Young was recently named poetry editor of the New Yorker magazine and is director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

James teaches at Macalester College in St. Paul. His novel, "The Book of Night Women," won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Their discussion will take place at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Loft LIterary Center, 1011 Washington Av. S., Mpls. Tickets are $15 ($10 for Loft members) and are available through the Loft website.

The event is in conjunction with Graywolf Press and the College of St. Benedict.

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