The Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards all agree on Charlie Jane Anders, as do the devotees of her stunning 2016 achievement in literary science fiction, All the Birds in the Sky. This author is a Kepler’s favorite!
Vivid, charming, quick-witted and ever-curious, Anders’ professional work ranges from captivating short stories and novels to a spoken-word variety show of over ten years, the lauded Writers With Drinks in San Francisco. Her vibrant speaking presence and dauntless intellectual curiosity have made this author an invaluable jewel in the Bay Area writing community. She’s not only someone whose work you want to read, but someone you want to meet.
Now you have the chance!
The Literary Foundation is so excited to welcome Charlie Jane back to the stage for a talk and book-signing based around her latest novel, The City in the Middle of the Night. This story is set in January, a dying planet, half lit by endless sun and half-plunged into icy night, where our protagonist Sophie has recently been exiled to the darkness. Left for dead, Sophie crafts unusual friendships which help her to survive night … and with the help of a ragtag supporting crew, this student revolutionary is poised to change the world.
Joining Charlie Jane in conversation is Bay Area literary phenom Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, winner of the Philip K. Dick award and multiple book of the year awards in 2016. Her latest novel in a series, The Book of Flora, publishes in 2019.
These two feminist, fierce, funny speculative fiction greats could light up even the darkest apocalypse with their wit and writing. Don't miss them in conversation on February 26th.