Resist: Unlocking the Political Power of a Novel

Sunday, April 29 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • International
  • Literary

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Rodrigo Hasbún, Madeleine Thien, moderated by Mal Warwick

Books have the power to transform national consciousnesses, to reshape the world. The most powerful political novels narrow the scope of politics and current events, bringing the personal experience to the forefront of the discourse via empathetic characters. Come see three talented political novelists—Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (writing on the legacy of Jim Crow on contemporary families), Rodrigo Hasbún (whose mesmerizing, multi-voiced novel takes us into political revolutions in Latin America), and Madeleine Thien (who sweeps us into cultural revolutions in Asia)—as they explain how the novel can illuminate political change in ways that no non-fiction account can do.

Hotel Shattuck Plaza - Crystal Ballroom

With the support of the Consulate General of Canada, San Francisco/Silicon Valley