Indigenous Perspectives in Genre FictionSaturday, May 6 | 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Magnes - Auditorium
- Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
- Native American
Just three years ago, the Los Angeles Times published a profile of an author whose new novel was, as they put it, “one of only a handful of thrillers by an Indigenous author.” How quickly things have changed, as evidenced by this panel of Native American and First Nations authors with exciting new works in the genres of mysteries, thrillers, psychological and mythological horror, and historical suspense. How do these writers incorporate historical and current crises—such as the disappearances of Native women or the atrocities of child separation—into their work? How do their novels re-appropriate racist stereotypes such as the “Indian curse”? And how does their fiction shape perceptions of contemporary Indigenous communities among Native and non-Native audiences alike? Melissa Stoner, Native American Studies librarian at UC Berkeley, will moderate a conversation with Jessica Johns (Bad Cree), Nick Medina (Sisters of the Lost Nation), Marcie R. Rendon (Sinister Graves), and Margaret Verble (Stealing).
Book signing information: Books Inc., at the venue
With support from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Consulate General of Canada San Francisco/Silicon Valley