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Author Talk: Lisa Ko in conversation with Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Lisa Ko, the award-winning author of The Leavers, joins the Mill Valley Library to discuss her visionary new novel of friendship, art, and ambition. Moving from the predigital 1980s to the art and tech subcultures of the 1990s to a strikingly imagined portrait of the 2040s, Memory Piece is an innovative and audacious story of three lifelong friends as they strive to build satisfying lives in a world that turns out to be radically different from the one they were promised.

“Wild and wonderful, punk and propulsive, Memory Piece is about three friends growing from girlhood into a sinister new world. It is about authenticity, surveillance, capitalism, queerness, and the internet. It is about—it is—everything.” –Julia Phillips, National Book Award finalist author of The Disappearing Earth

Lisa Ko is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Leavers, which was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Ko’s short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and her essays and nonfiction have been published in The New York Times and The Believer.

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, born and raised in New Orleans, studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. She is the author of On the Rooftop (a Reese’s Book Club Pick), The Revisioners, (2020 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work recipient), and A Kind of Freedom.

Sausalito Books by the Bay will be the bookseller for this event.

Photo credit: Juliana Sohn

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Date:
March 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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https://millvalleylibrary.libcal.com/event/11622424

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Mill Valley Public Library
Phone
415-389-4292
Email
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Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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415-389-4292
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