Announcing the anthology RADICAL HOPE: LETTERS OF LOVE AND DISSENT IN DANGEROUS TIMES
I am deeply honored to tell you that Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times will be released by Vintage on May 2.
I launched this book in the wake of the November 2016 election, and spent the winter furiously editing and curating the voices of a range of leading authors into a kaleidoscopic meditation on navigating these times. Below, you'll find a full list of the incredibly brilliant and inspiring contributors, as well as details on launch events in the Bay Area and New York featuring many of these writers in conversation. I would be thrilled and honored to see you there.
You can also learn more about the book, or/and pre-order, at www.carolinaderobertis.com.
Thank you for listening, and please know I send my love and all best wishes--
“This anthology is like the book version of a Justice League of superheroes: a collection of writers to guide us through tumultuous political times.”
Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
Achy Obejas • Alicia Garza • Aya de León • Boris Fishman
Carolina De Robertis • Celeste Ng • Cherríe Moraga • Chip Livingston • Claire Messud Cristina García • Elmaz Abinader • Faith Adiele • Francisco Goldman • Hari Kunzru
iO Tillett Wright • Jane Smiley • Jeff Chang • Jewelle Gomez • Junot Díaz
Karen Joy Fowler • Kate Schatz • Katie Kitamura • Lisa See • Luis Alberto Urrea
Meredith Russo Mohja Kahf • Mona Eltahawy • Parnaz Foroutan • Peter Orner
Reyna Grande • Roxana Robinson • Viet Thanh Nguyen
May 3, 2017
Launch party for Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
Featuring Radical Hope contributors Aya de León, Cristina García, Jewelle Gomez, Reyna Grande, Faith Adiele, Kate Schatz, and Carolina De Robertis
May 10, 2017
Radical Hope -- reading, signing, and celebration
Featuring Radical Hope contributors Jewelle Gomez, Elmaz Abinader, Aya de León, Kate Schatz, and Carolina De Robertis
Bookshop West Portal
80 West Portal Avenue
San Francisco, CA
May 25, 2017
Radical Hope reading, discussion, and signing
with Carolina De Robertis, Boris Fishman, and other contributors TBA
Strand Book Store
New York, NY
exact time TBA
June 3, 2017
Bay Area Book Festival
Radical Hope: Staying Sane, Awake, and Engaged in Dangerous Times
Featuring Radical Hope contributors Jeff Chang, Aya de León, Carolina De Robertis, Parnaz Foroutan, Karen Joy Fowler, Francisco Goldman, Cherríe Moraga, Achy Obejas, and Meredith Russo.
Freight and Salvage
For tickets or more information, please visit www.baybookfest.org.
June 19, 2017
Booksmith Resists Presents "Radical Hope: Fueling up For the Long Haul"
A conversation with Jeff Chang, Jane Smiley, Aya de León, and Carolina De Robertis
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA
Free food, drinks, and beer provided
"This is precisely the time when artists go to work...we speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal." -- Toni Morrison