YouTube | March 10, 2023

#AWP23 PEN Presents: Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Leila Mottley

Join us for a conversation featuring American Book Award-winner Kali Fajardo-Anstine and Booker Prize-nominee Leila Mottley, moderated by Clarisse Rosaz Shariyf, PEN America’s chief program officer of Literary Programming. In their debut novels, Fajardo-Anstine’s Woman of Light and Mottley’s Nightcrawling, both authors center the experience of teenage girls and womanhood while weaving complex and multifaceted stories of survival, testimony, and triumph. Together they will discuss writing about the communities they love and the people they call home, and characters navigating lives shaped by love, personal loss, and small joys.

Published Date: March 10, 2023