Since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, isolation has been, for good or bad, a major feature of life for many people across the world. In this 90-minute event, writers of color will share works honoring the pain, joy, injustice, comfort, and trauma of isolation.
Naima Coster is the author of two novels, What's Mine and Yours and her debut, Halsey Street, which was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. In 2020, she received the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" honor.
Nayomi Munaweera is an award-winning writer of the novels Island of a Thousand Mirrors and What Lies Between Us. She lives in Oakland, California, and is finishing her third novel, a psycho-sexual literary thriller.
Devi S. Laskar is the author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues, which won the 7th annual Crook's Corner Book Prize (2020) for best debut novel set in the South, the 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. The novel was named by The Washington Post as one of the 50 best books of 2019.
Alba Hernandez is a writer inspired by Puerto Rico, growing up in Bushwick, and salsa. Her writing was highly commended in the Poetry Project series 'House Party,' Like Light (Bright Hill Press), Calabash (A Journal of Caribbean and Arts and Letters), and most recently in Harvard's Latinx Publication: PALABRITAS.
Tom Pyun has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net Anthology award. He's been awarded fellowships at Vermont Studio Center, VONA, and Tin House. His short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Bold Italic, The Rumpus, and Joyland, and placed in competitions such as The Blue Mesa Review's Summer Story Contest.
This event is the last event of a collaborative project between Aunt Lute Books and POC United to support marginalized writers, made possible by funds from the California Arts Council.
About Aunt Lute Books:
Aunt Lute Books is a nonprofit multicultural women's press based in San Francisco. For over 30 years, we have been publishing literature that voices the perspectives of women from a broad range of communities. We have published a number of well-known feminist authors, including Paula Gunn Allen, Gloria Anzaldua, Judy Grahn, LeAnne Howe, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker.
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