F119. Where Witness Meets the Page: Why We Write What We Write
Friday, February 28, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Naomi Benaron’s novel Running The Rift won the 2010 Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. A Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. She teaches through UCLA Writers' Extension and mentors for the Afghan Women's Writing Project.
Lorraine Adams is a Pulitzer winner and the author of two novels, Harbor and The Room and the Chair. She was a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow to support the writing of her current novel.
Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, was long listed for the Man Asian Literary Award and is currently short-listed for the Commonwealth Prize. It will be available in the US in early 2014.
Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan and American writer whose political and creative work appears internationally. Her novels, A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, are published in English and in translation. She is a national speaker and writes for The Huffington Post.