Writers John Keene and P. Djèlí Clark read from their fiction and engage in a conversation moderated by writer, artist, and scholar Rosamond S. King.
John Keene’s recent books include the story collection Counternarratives (New Directions, 2015/2016) and several books of poetry. The recipient of a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and an American Book Award, Keene is the chair of African American and African Studies at Rutgers University-Newark.
P. Djèlí Clark is the award-winning and Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon, and World Fantasy nominated author of the novellas The Black God’s Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. When not writing speculative fiction, Clark works as an academic historian whose research spans comparative slavery and emancipation in the Atlantic World.
Rosamond S. King is a critical and creative writer and artist. Her book Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination won the 2015 Caribbean Studies Association Gordon K and Sybil Lewis Prize for the best Caribbean Studies Book.