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Saturday, April 13 • 4:00pm - 5:15pm
The Art of the Novel

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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." – Jane Austen

Authors in conversation about the art of longform fiction. Featuring moderator Melanie Abrams, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Laleh Khadivi, Hannah Michell, Namwali Serpell. $20

Media sponsor: BookLife
Book sales courtesy of Borderlands Books

Moderators
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Melanie Abrams

Melanie Abrams is the author of the forthcoming novel Meadowlark. Her novel Playing (Grove Atlantic) has been acquired in Italy, France, Germany, India, and Israel. She teaches writing at UC Berkeley and is married to the writer Vikram Chandra. They live with their daughters in Oakland, CA... Read More →

Authors
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Hannah Michell

Hannah Michell was born in England and raised in South Korea. She is the author of two novels The Defections and A Buried Life (forthcoming, 2020) and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell was born in Lusaka and lives in San Francisco. Her first novel, The Old Drift, is forthcoming with Hogarth (Penguin Random House) in 2019.She won the 2015 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story, "The Sack." In 2014, she was chosen as one of the Africa 39... Read More →
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Laleh Khadivi

Laleh Khadivi was born in Esfahan, Iran. Her debut novel, The Age of Orphans, received the Whiting Award for Fiction, the Barnes and Nobles Discover New Writers Award and an Emory Fiction Fellowship.Her debut documentary film 900 WOMEN aired on A&E and premiered at the Human Rights... Read More →
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Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Lucy Jane Bledsoe's collection, Lava Falls, a novella and stories at the intersection of wilderness, family, and survival, is just out. Her most recent novel, The Evolution of Love, came out in May and is currently a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She's the author of a previous... Read More →


Saturday April 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Z Below 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110