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Sunday, April 23 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fiction: Culture & Identity, Conversation 2023

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Moderators
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Olivia Taylor Smith

Smith is Executive Editor of the Unnamed Press. She is also a certified silver pin sommelier with the North American Sommelier Association and translator of the graphic novel “Panthers in the Hole,” about the Angola 3.

Speakers
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Charmaine Craig

Craig studied literature at Harvard College, received her MFA from the University of California at Irvine, and serves as a faculty member in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside, where she particularly enjoys teaching literature, the art of the paragraph, and forms of narration. Her first novel, “The Good Men (Riverhead),” was a national bestseller translated into six languages. Her second novel, “Miss Burma (Grove),” is... Read More →
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Peter Kimani

Kimani was born in 1971 in Kenya, and is a leading African writer of his generation. He was one of only three international poets commissioned by NPR to compose and present a poem to mark Barack Obama's inauguration in January 2009. Kimani earned his doctorate in creative writing and literature from the University of Houston. "Dance of the Jakaranda" is his third novel.
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Krys Lee

Lee is the author of the short story collection "Drifting House" and the recent debut novel "How I Became a North Korean,” both published by Viking. She is a recipient of the Rome Prize and the Story Prize Spotlight Award, the Honor Title in Adult Fiction Literature from the Asian/Pacific American Libraries Association, and finalist for Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the BBC International Story Prize. Her fiction, journalism, and... Read More →


Sunday April 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hoffman Hall, Signing Area 1