NOTE: Elif Batuman will no longer be joining this panel, due to an availability change
Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author Elif Batuman’s Either/Or continues the story of Selin as she navigates her sophomore year at university, trying to reach conclusions about life, love, and identity. In What the Fireflies Knew by Kai Harris, eleven-year-old KB’s father dies of an overdose, and afterward she attempts to pick up the pieces. In Calling for a Blanket Dance by debut author Oscar Hokeah, a young Native American man seeks the answer to the question “How will he visualize a place for himself when the world hasn’t made room for him to start with?” Join the three acclaimed authors as they discuss young characters finding their way in the world.
Moderator: Jill Meyers, editorial director of the imprint A Strange Object, part of Deep Vellum PublishingElif Batuman, Kai Harris, Oscar Hokeah, Either/Or, What the Fireflies Knew, Calling for a Blanket Dance