A panel of four women writers from across the globe discusses the intersection of place, time and culture in literature and in the lives of women. The conversation will be moderated by Linda A. Duggins, Hachette Book Group.
Victoria Brown was born in Trinidad and came to the U.S. when she was 16. She attended the University of Warwick in the UK where she wrote Minding Ben, a novel based on her true-life story. This debut novel will be released in April.
Jasmin Darzik was born in Tehran to an Iranian mother and European father. Her new book, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life, was a finalist for this year's Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction. Darzik received her doctorate in English from Princeton University and is a professor at Washington and Lee University.
Sarita Mandanna is from Coorg India. She worked as an investment banker in India and Hong Kong before moving to the U.S. She received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. Her new book is Tiger Hills, a novel about a beautiful young Indian girl and the two men who love her.
Tanya Wright, actress, writer and director, is the author of Butterfly Rising, a debut novel inspired by her own experience with personal tragedy and transformation. Wright has a recurring role on HBO's True Blood and has appeared in 24, NYPD Blue, and ER.