2024 Festival:
October 21–27

45. Celeste Ng in Conversation

45. Celeste Ng in Conversation

Masks are mandatory at this event by request of an author.

ASL Interpretation will be provided at this event. This event will also have auto-generated Closed Captions accessible by mobile phone at bit.ly/vwfcaptions.

Where does one start when listing the accolades and praise for Celeste Ng’s deeply felt, intelligent body of work? Little Fires Everywhere sold millions of copies worldwide and was adapted to a highly acclaimed series on Hulu. Of her latest, Our Missing Hearts, Stephen King shared that “it’s impossible not to be moved,” while TIME, NPR, People, The Globe and Mail, and more, listed it as a book of the year. This inspiring book about the bond between a mother and son, and her unbreakable love, was one of the biggest books of 2022. With the paperback releasing this fall, this lauded author—whose work has been published in more than 30 languages—will speak to her work to date… and what comes next. Moderated by Jael Richardson.

Event Participants:

Celeste Ng

CELESTE NG is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere, and Our Missing Hearts. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages.

Jael Richardson

JAEL RICHARDSON is the executive director of the FOLD literary festival, the books columnist on CBC Radio’s q, and an advocate on issues of diversity. She is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, and Gutter Child, a finalist for the Amazon Canada First Novel Award.