Sponsored by Coffee House Press and Kundiman
Ballroom C, Washington Convention Center, Level Three
Friday, February 10, 2017 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
As part of the AWP conference, award-winning writers Alexander Chee and Valeria Luiselli will read from their work and join in conversation with National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas.
Alexander Chee is the bestselling author of The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, an editor at large at VQR and The Lit Hub, and a critic at large for The Los Angeles Times. His essays and stories have appeared in Best American Essays 2016, The New York Times Book Review, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others. He is winner of the Whiting Award, the AAWW Lit Award, and fellowships from the NEA and the MCCA. He teaches creative writing at Dartmouth College.
Valeria Luiselli is a 5 Under 35 honoree and the author of The Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize–winning The Story of My Teeth.