One of the great challenges facing new writers is taking readers someplace new, with authority and conviction. These writers discuss how they did it: Nicholas Mainieri takes us to post-Katrina New Orleans and the world of the Mexican drug cartels in The Infinite; Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes creates a chaotic 70s-era Spain in The Sleeping World; and Matthew Griffin chronicles the long relationship of a closeted gay couple in the post-war American heartland in Hide. Katy Simpson Smith, known for The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men, novels set in colonial America, moderates this panel.
FRI 3/24 2:30 PM
Hotel Monteleone Queen Anne Ballroom