Elizabeth McCracken and Rumaan Alam in Conversation
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Sunday, October 31, 2021

In Rumaan Alam’s 2020 National Book Award–nominated novel Leave the World Behind, a family thrust into a national crisis finds themselves learning to navigate the waters of trust with two complete strangers. In Elizabeth McCracken’s 2021 National Book Award–nominated story collection The Souvenir Museum, families come together, grow apart, and have their bonds tested. Join Alam and McCracken as they talk about family dynamics in fiction.

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  • Moderator: Kelly Luce
  • Format: This is a live, virtual event on CrowdCast (RSVP link above).
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Rumaan Alam, Elizabeth McCracken, Leave the World Behind, The Souvenir Museum


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