Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Location: Bay Area Book Festival

There are no upcoming events for Bay Area Book Festival.

Past Events

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, Alta Stage (at Freight and Salvage), Berkeley, CA

This special Saturday night event brings together ten acclaimed authors to explore the concept of “radical hope,” a guiding principle of the Bay Area Book Festival this year and the title of a new anthology conceived by Oakland writer Carolina de Robertis shortly after the latest Presidential election. She asked award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, […]

Bradley Spinelli — Bay Area Book Festival, David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room, Berkley, CA

What are the essential ingredients in a captivating thriller? What kinds of characters do you need, and how do you build suspense, anticipation, and dread? Four bestselling thriller authors will reveal the trade secrets of the craft. Lescroart’s newest book, ‘Fatal,’ is “a psychological thriller in bed with a homicide investigation.” Danish writer Rydahl’s hero […]

Achy Obejas — Bay Area Book Festival, BAMPFA, Barbro Osher Theater, Berkeley, CA

For decades Cuba has been an American obsession, a political flashpoint, and a forbidden paradise of run-down charm, aromatic rum, cigars, and long hot nights filled with music. After Fidel Castro’s Revolution in 1959, the U.S. and Cuba became estranged. Tens of thousands fled, and Americans were shut out. The Cuban economy crumbled. Then came […]


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