The Opening Session featured Marie Myung-Ok Lee, whose novel, The Evening Hero, was just published with Simon & Schuster in Summer 2022 and was a Good Morning America Book Club "Buzz" book pick. Her young adult novel, Finding My Voice, is considered to be the first contemporary-set YA with an Asian protagonist. She has written for The New York Times, Slate, The Guardian, The Nation, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Poets & Writers, The Guardian, and Salon. She teaches fiction at Columbia where she is Writer in Residence. The essay series she did for Slate on treating her son with autism with cannabis was featured in Dr. Sanjay Gupta's CNN series, "Weed" and she is a cofounder and former board president of the Asian American Writers' Workshop.
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of five books, including the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle That Set Them Free.
Hector was in conversation with Roberto Lovato.
Writer and the author of the award-winning novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree and the 2022 memoir The Man Who Could Move Clouds, named a "Most Anticipated Book of the Year" by Time, Today, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Ms. Magazine, the Seattle Times, Electric Literature, and more.
Ingrid will be in conversation with Tonya Foster.
Award-winning poet, writer, editor, and critic, and author of OBIT, winner of the the PEN Voelcker Award, and Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, a TIME, Lithub, and NPR most anticipated book of 2021.
Victoria will be in conversation with Maw Shein Win.
Award-winning author and filmmaker and the creator of the novel Queen Sugar, which inspired the drama directed by Ava DuVernay now beginning its 7th season on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Natalie will be in conversation with Faith Adiele.
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