2. Hidden Stories: Three Fiction Writers on Telling the Truth

Saturday, June 3 | 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Current Affairs
  • International
  • Literary

Vanessa Hua, Shanthi Sekaran, and Esme Weijun Wang, moderated by Sandhya Dirks

Behind appearances are stories — and sometimes they’re complex, frightening stories that people hide. People milling through The Cheeseboard on Shattuck Avenue are harboring heart-stopping secrets in Shanthi Sekaran’s page-turner, ‘Lucky Boy.’ That normal-looking guy at the Chinatown restaurant is actually fleeing a scandalous Hong Kong celebrity career, in ‘Deceit and Other Possibilities’ by Vanessa Hua, also a columnist with the San Francisco Chronicle. Characters cope with mental illness in ‘The Border of Paradise’ (“stunning,” said the New York Times) by Esme Wang, who also blogs about cultivating resilience amidst disabilities. Start the morning with pathos, truth and wisdom from three dazzling fresh voices.

Berkeley City College - Auditorium

Book signing information: Atrium