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Sunday, April 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fiction: Versions of California - Conversation 2082 - REQUIRES TICKET

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California is such a gigantic, sprawling state that novels that explore it can be wildly different and vividly accurate at the same time. Join Vanessa Hua, Susan Straight, Nina Revoyr and Lydia Kiesling for a discussion of their varied fictional Californias and the characters that inhabit their lands.

Moderators
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Antoine Wilson

Antoine Wilson wrote the novels "Panorama City," recipient of the inaugural San Fernando Valley Award for Fiction, and "The Interloper." He is a contributing editor of the literary magazine A Public Space.

Speakers
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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the Asian diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers... Read More →
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Lydia Kiesling

Lydia Kiesling is the author of "The Golden State" and a 2018 National Book Foundation "5 under 35" honoree. She is the editor of "The Millions" and her writing has appeared at outlets including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker online, The Guardian, and Slate. She lives in San Francisco with her family... Read More →
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Nina Revoyr

Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father, and grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of five novels, most recently "A Student of History." Her second novel, "Southland," was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and "Best Book... Read More →
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Susan Straight

Susan Straight has published seven novels and one middle-grade reader. "Highwire Moon" was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001; "A Million Nightingales" was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2006. Her short stories have appeared in Zoetrope, The Ontario... Read More →


Sunday April 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Seeley G. Mudd 124, Signing Area 4

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