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.
Jami Attenberg has written about sex, technology, design, graphic novels, books, television and urban life for the New York Times, Salon, New York, Details.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the author of The Middlesteins (Grand Central Publishing).
Raquel Cepeda is an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. Cepeda edited the critically acclaimed anthology And It Don't Stop: The Best Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years, winner of a PEN and Latino Book Award. She is also former editor-in-chief of Russell Simmons' Oneworld magazine. Her new book is Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina (Atria Books).
Ayana Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, where she will be teaching this spring. She is a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Knopf), her first novel, has been chosen for Oprah Winfrey's Book Club 2.0. She lives and writes in Brooklyn.
Dina Nayeri was born in Iran during the revolution and emigrated to Oklahoma at the age of 10. She has a BA from Princeton and an MBA and Masters of Education from Harvard. She is currently a Truman Capote Fellow and a Teaching Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers Workshop. Her new novel is A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea (Riverhead).
Presented in partnership with the Antigua & Barbuda International Literary Festival. Media sponsor: The Baltimore Times.
Pictured, from top: Linda A. Duggins, Jami Attenberg, Raquel Cepeda, Ayana Mathis, Dina Nayeri.