Former congressman turned author to talk about second novel at dinner

Steve Israel At League Event

Former Congressman Steve Israel with his new novel “Big Guns,” at an appearance in East Hampton last summer. Independent/League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will hold a reception and talk by former Congressman Steve Israel on Thursday, April 4, at Seasons of Southampton.

Israel will speak about and sign copies of his second novel, “Big Guns,” which was published in 2018 and is a political satire about the powerful gun lobby. The novel is set in Washington, D.C., and in Asabogue, a fictional village located between Southampton and East Hampton, with the climax of the book taking place at a League of Women Voters candidates’ debate.

Former Congressman Tim Bishop will lead a question-and-answer session with Israel about his book as well as the current political scene and other topics at the event, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

A resident of Oyster Bay, Israel was the U.S. representative from the Second and then the redistricted Third Congressional District on Long Island’s north shore for eight terms, from 2001 to 2017.

Tickets are $65 ($70 after March 28). Checks can be made out to LWV Hamptons and mailed to PO Box 2253, East Hampton, NY 11937. To pay by credit card, call 631-324-4637.

Seasons of Southampton is located at 15 Prospect Street at the corner of North Main Street and just south of the train trestle.