PEN Out Loud: Boundaries and Borders with Daniel José Older and Idra Novey

I’m thrilled to be moderating a panel with the brilliant literary forces of nature Daniel José Older and Idra Novey this coming Monday as part of PEN America’s new “Out Loud” series at one of my favorite New York landmarks, Strand Bookstore. We’ll talk translation, travel, adapting to new cultures and feeling displaced within them, multilingualism, P.O.C representation in fantasy (or the fantasy of P.O.C. representation?) and more as part of this month’s theme: Boundaries and Borders. Please join!

Daniel José Older is the New York Times best-selling author of the YA series “Shadowshaper Cypher,” the “Bone Street Rumba” urban fantasy series, and the upcoming Middle Grade sci-fi adventure Flood City. He won the International Latino Book Award and has been nominated for the Kirkus Prize, the Mythopoeic Award, the Locus Award, the Andre Norton Award, and yes, the World Fantasy Award. Shadowshaper was named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic, and hear his music at and @djolder on Twitter.

Idra Novey is the author of the novel Ways to Disappear, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize, the Brooklyn Eagles Prize, and a finalist for the Los Angeles TimesFirst Fiction Award.  She is also a translator from Spanish and Portuguese, most recently of Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into 10 languages, and she’s written for The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Paris Review.

And I’m this guy.



Monday, October 2, 2017 | 7:00 pm EDT – 8:00 pm EDT

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