Join prominent novelists and film-makers Jasmin Darznik, Patricia Engel, Laleh Khadivi for a discussion on issues facing women scholars and artists.
Jasmin Darznik is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Bohemians (April 2021), a novel that imagines the friendship between photographer Dorothea Lange and her Chinese American assistant in 1920s San Francisco. Her debut novel, Song of a Captive Bird, was a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” book and a Los Angeles Times bestseller. Darznik is also the author of The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her books have been published in eighteen countries and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, among others. She received her PhD from Princeton University and is an associate professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts.
Laleh Khadivi is the author of the Kurdish Trilogy, The Age of Orphans, The Walking and A Good County. She is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, an NEH fellowship, the Barnes and Nobles Discover Award. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at the University of San Francisco.
Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, out on March 2; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, New York Times Notable Book, and winner of Colombia’s national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents, Patricia is an Associate Professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.