The Heart of a Child: Duanwad Pimwana at the Bay Area Book Festival
Tamalpais Room | Brower Center | 2150 Allston Way | Berkeley, California
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Come hear three writers who, like children themselves, will break your heart then put it back together again. Rene Denfeld is a former chief investigator at a public defender’s office and foster adoptive parent; her novel The Child Finder depicts an investigator using child-savvy skills to find a missing girl. Duanwad Pimwana, the first female Thai novelist translated into English, has written a poignant novel in stories, Bright, about a boy abandoned in a village. Hanne Ørstavik won international acclaim for Love, which tells of a mother and young son who each are locked in their loneliness; the tragedy is all the more keen when rendered in such gorgeous prose. Moderated by Elizabeth Rosner.