Another Country: Distant Lands Up Close and Personal
Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 PM
28 Adams Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
How does the interplay of geography and time alter the identity of a person, a character, a city, a nation? The lives we lead, wherever we live, are shaped by events that happened before we were born, not necessarily in our own countries. To understand who we are, we need to understand who we were, and where we came from. In this panel, we speak with four novelists whose books travel to foreign lands, delving into past events, personal and political, mining memory, and exposing buried clues that define their characters in the present. Is it dangerous to romanticize distant countries, vanished people, and past times? Or can it be cathartic; a way to inhabit the present more fully and meaningfully?
Featuring Daniela Emminger, Pierre Jarawan, Dana Grigorcea, and Min Jin Lee, and moderated by Liesl Schillinger, translator and critic.
The event is free of charge and in English. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.