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Saturday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Discovery and Redemption: Authors Discuss Their Sources

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Co-presented by the Women’s National Book Association

Celebrate National Reading Group Month with authors Alice Anderson, Donia Bijan, Sylvia Brownrigg, Martha Conway, and Achy Obejas as they discuss their sources and inspiration with host Anita Amirrezvani. FREE



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Anita Amirrezvani

Anita Amirrezvani was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in San Francisco. Her first novel, The Blood of Flowers, has appeared in 31 languages and was long-listed for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her second novel, Equal of the Sun, was published by Scribner in 2012. Tremors... Read More →

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Alice Anderson

ALICE ANDERSON’s work has appeared in literary journals including Agni and New Letters and is featured in anthologies such as American Poetry and On The Verge. Her second collection of poetry, The Watermark, contains three Pushcart Prize–nominated poems; her first, Human Nature... Read More →
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Donia Bijan

Donia Bijan left her native Iran in 1978 during the Islamic Revolution. She settled in California and graduated from UC Berkley and the Cordon Bleu in Paris. After presiding over many of San Francisco's acclaimed restaurants and earning awards for her French-inspired cuisine, in 1994 she opened her own celebrated bistro, L'amie Donia, in Palo Alto, and wrote her well-received memoir... Read More →
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Sylvia Brownrigg

Sylvia Brownrigg is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction including Morality Tale, The Delivery Room, winner of the Northern California Book Award, Pages for You, winner of the Lambda Award, and The Metaphysical Touch—and a collection of stories, Ten Women Who Shook the World. Her latest novel, Pages for Her, will be released by Counterpoint in 2017... Read More →
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Martha Conway

Martha Conway is the author of several novels, including Thieving Forest, which won the North American Book Award in Historical Fiction and an Independent Publishers Book Award. It has been called “extraordinary” by the Akron Beacon Journal and “hypnotic” by Kirkus Reviews. Her first novel was nominated for an Edgar Award, and her short fiction has appeared in the Iowa Review, Mississippi Review, The Quarterly, Carolina Quarterly, and other publications. Martha has reviewed fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Iowa Review and is a recipient of a California Arts Council fellowship in Creative Writing. Her novel Sugarland was named one of Kirkus... Read More →
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Achy Obejas

ACHY OBEJAS is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she wa... Read More →



Saturday October 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Books Inc., Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94107

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