13 May 2023
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
What are the ripple effects of world-altering events on individual lives? How are relationships unsettled, communities unmoored, and faultlines gradually revealed? This event brings together an international array of novelists including Ben Okri (The Last Gift of the Master Artists), Tsering Yangzom Lama (We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies), and Fatin Abbas (Ghost Season), whose work captures history’s seismic forces in intimate and unexpected ways—from an African village at the dawn of colonization to contemporary Tibet and Sudan. Novelist and PEN America Board member Dinaw Mengestu (All Our Names) leads the conversation.
Presented in association with the Consulate General of Canada.