Writer to Writer: Karen Joy Fowler and Lee Kravetz on Art and LifeSaturday, May 7 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
- In-Person Only
Berkeley City College - Auditorium
Don’t miss this conversation between two novelists channeling the worlds and minds of two of history’s most mythologized figures. With Booth, Karen Joy Fowler (author of the bestselling Jane Austen Book Club and a Booker Prize finalist for We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves), conjures the fraught family background and origins of a villain who, with one vicious act, single-handedly changed the trajectory of America: John Wilkes Booth. Lee Kravetz’s The Last Confessions of Sylvia P., a feat of imagination and empathy that garnered comparisons to Michael Cunningham’s The Hours, reimagines a chapter in the life of the brilliant and doomed poet Sylvia Plath, filtered through the perspectives of three women whose lives intersect with hers in startling ways. This conversation promises an engrossing examination of how novelists make art from life, and beautifully complex characters from legends.
Book signing information: Books Inc. Tent at the Bookstore Blv (corner of Allston & Milvia in the Outdoor Fair) at in the park, 3:45 PM