This Is America

Elaine Castillo, Amitava Kumar, Tommy Orange

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Moderator: Jared Bland

Event Number: 10
Tickets: $20.00

This Is America

Elaine Castillo, Amitava Kumar, Tommy Orange

Tuesday, October 16
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

If the battle for America’s soul is ongoing, then surely its heart—and its backbone—lie with the majority of its population: unsung individuals of resilience in a racially and economically diverse country of vast extremes. In this revelatory event, three of the country’s most penetrating writers discuss what America is—and what it could be. Elaine Castillo’s debut novel, America Is Not the Heart, propels readers into immigrant life in the face of the American dream. Amitava Kumar passionately depicts the experience of being an outsider in New York in his new novel, Immigrant, Montana. Tommy Orange’s debut novel, There There, revolutionizes Native American literature. For many, the fate of this superpower is an ubiquitous household conversation. Hear it as you never have before.

Jared Bland is the Publisher at McClelland & Stewart and Vice President of Penguin Random House Canada.

Presented in partnership with Simon & Schuster.