F219. The New Globalism

Room 502 B, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


We live in a radically new world, one where we practice Buddhism in California, import Texan rice to India, and watch Hollywood movies high in the Andes. We are writers traversing the globe, obsessed with the intersections of culture and economy in a globally engaged, postcolonial literature. How does such work demand even greater empathy? How is a multiple heritage a new strength? What is the new frontier for an American literature born of two worlds? Come hear the panel talk about it.



Marie Mutsuki Mockett is half-Japanese and half-American. Her memoir, Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey, examines grief against the backdrop of the 2011 Great East Earthquake, and Mockett’s family temple, twenty-five miles from the Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Sunil Yapa holds an MFA from Hunter College. His work has appeared in the Margins, Hyphen magazine, the Tottenville Review, and others. He has won numerous awards, including, The Best Asian American Short Story in 2010. His debut novel is, Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.

Peter Mountford's novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won the 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel is The Dismal Science. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Granta, Best New American Voices 2008, the Sun, and the Atlantic Monthly.

Marlon James is a professor of English and creative writing at Macalester College. His novel, The Book of Night Women, won the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, The Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 National Books Critics Circle Award in fiction and the NAACP Image Award.


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