National Press Club

'Scoop' Rescheduled for Books & Brunch, Noon Jan. 16

December 21, 2009

Evelyn Waugh’s satirical classic, “Scoop,”will be discussed at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Jan. 16.

The event was rescheduled because of the snow storm. The new date coincides with DC Restaurant Week, so participants will be able to enjoy the traditional brunch selections and also special prices for lunch.

Drawing on Waugh’s own experiences in covering the Italian-Ethiopian war in the 1930s, the novel tells the tale of William Boot, a nature writer for “The Daily Beast” who is accidentally dispatched to Ishmaelia, then on the brink of civil war. Boot eventually gets his scoop, but only after a series of misadventures that make this one of the best-known books about journalism.

RSVP by Jan. 14 to Rachel Belkind at or Sean Reilly at