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Austin: Texas Book Festival.

  • Capitol Extension Room E2.010 1100 South Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)

Turning Obstacles into Autonomy: Freedom in Fiction

Political violence confronts the strong, unforgettable female protagonists in new novels by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree), Elaine Castillo (America Is Not the Heart), and Crystal Hana Kim (If I Leave You). Join them as they discuss drawing on the past to craft compelling narratives with characters who establish autonomy in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Moderator: Chaitali Sen