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Saturday, April 13 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fiction: Swept Along By Circumstance - Conversation 1114 - REQUIRES TICKET

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Rebecca Makkai, Janet Fitch and Lydia Fitzpatrick's most recent novels all contain characters struggling to overcome major forces beyond their control. These authors discuss how to find the core of a character that's swept up by chaos.

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David Francis

David Francis, based in Los Angeles where he works for the Norton Rose Fulbright law firm, spends part of each year back on his family's farm in Australia. He is the author of "The Great Inland Sea," published to acclaim in seven countries, and "Stray Dog Winter," Book of the Year... Read More →

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Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch is an American author and teacher of fiction writing. She is the author of the #1 national bestseller "White Oleander," a novel translated into 24 languages, an Oprah Book Club book and the basis of a feature film, "Paint It Black," also widely translated and made into... Read More →
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Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels "The Great Believers," "The Hundred-Year House," and "The Borrower," as well as the short story collection "Music for Wartime." Her short fiction won a 2017 Pushcart Prize, and was chosen for The Best American Short Stories... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Taper Hall 201, Signing Area 5