Spirited Away – Haunted Novels

Namwali Serpell, Kevin Chen, Joseph Han, Samanta Schweblin

Four acclaimed writers–Namwali Serpell (The Furrows), Kevin Chen (Ghost Town), Joseph Han (Nuclear Family), and Samanta Schweblin (Seven Empty Houses) convene for one special event exploring and excavating the invisible forces, spectral presences, and haunting memories that shape and inform their fictional narratives. In the novels of these authors, characters feel the weight of other lives and voices impinging on their own. With moderator Andy Tepper the authors will discuss what to make of these ghost-like apparitions, both real and surreal. Who are they and what are they trying to tell us?

Evan Harris
Samanta Schweblin
Kevin Chen
Joseph Han
Namwali Serpell