Three imaginative and fantastical narratives from authors Susan Daitch (The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir), Granta magazine co-founder Jonathan Levi (Septimania) and Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie (Two Years Eight Months and 28 Nights). A postmodern adventure novel set in the Middle East; an absurd romp through history, the arts, and the human soul; and a […]
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“Brutality and Faith.” Ann Hood’s Providence Noir and Phil Klay’s Redeployment are linked story collections that create a panoramic view of the violence and optimism in each setting, while K’wan’s No Shade illustrates these themes through the unforeseen twists of planning a wedding. These acclaimed authors discuss how these themes unfold in their writing. Moderated […]
“David Simon and Nelson George in Conversation.” Authors and TV writers/producers David Simon (The Wire, Treme, Homicide) and Nelson George (The Lost Treasures of R&B, The Get Down) discuss the growing reliance on novelists as writers for television series, as well as other challenges of working in multiple formats and genres. Moderated by Farai Chideya (Innovating […]
Creating Dangerously in a Dangerous World How do different forms—fiction, reportage, memoir and essay—capture different realities, especially when the principal subject is the trauma of war and violence? Join three authors whose work explores horrific visions from a variety of angles: Edwidge Danticat (Claire of the Sea Light), Courtney Angela Brkic (The First Rule of […]
The New American Dream What is today’s Great American Novel, anyway? Ayana Mathis (The Twelve Tribes of Hattie), Dash Shaw (New School), and Adam Mansbach (The Dead Run) give us glimpses into a new kind of American Dream: a fifteen-year-old mother of nine; a boy’s island adventures in graphic novel form; and in one case, […]