The Heart of a Child

Saturday, May 4 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • International
  • Literary

Rene Denfeld, Hanne Ørstavik, Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul, moderated by Elizabeth Rosner

Come hear three writers who, like children themselves, will break your heart then put it back together again. Rene Denfeld is a former chief investigator at a public defender’s office and foster adoptive parent; her novel “The Child Finder” depicts an investigator using child-savvy skills to find a missing girl. Duanwad Pimwana, the first female Thai novelist translated into English, has written a poignant novel in stories, “Bright,” about a boy abandoned in a village. Hanne Ørstavik won international acclaim for “Love,” which tells of a mother and young son who each are locked in their loneliness; the tragedy is all the more keen when rendered in such gorgeous prose.

Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

With the support of the Center for the Art of Translation, Norway House Foundation, and NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad; also with the support of Women Lit members