A Virtual Conversation With Charlie Jane Anders, author of NEVER SAY YOU CAN'T SURVIVE, and Charles Yu!

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 6:00pm
Charlie Jane Anders & Charles Yu

A Room of One's Own is thrilled to welcome Charlie Jane Anders, author (most recently) of Never Say You Can't Survive, for a virtual conversation on Crowdcast with National Book Award winner Charles Yu!


Full of memoir, personal anecdote, and insight about how to flourish during the present emergency, Never Say You Can’t Survive is the perfect manual for creativity in unprecedented times. Things are scary right now. We’re all being swept along by a tidal wave of history, and it’s easy to feel helpless. But we’re not helpless: we have minds, and imaginations, and the ability to visualize other worlds and valiant struggles. And writing can be an act of resistance that reminds us that other futures and other ways of living are possible. 

The world is on fire.
So tell your story.

Charlie Jane Anders was a founding editor of io9.com, a blog about science fiction and futurism, and went on to become its editor in chief. Her fiction and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Slate, McSweeney's, Mother Jones, the Boston Review, Tor.com, Tin House, Teen Vogue, Conjunctions, Wired Magazine, the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction, Lightspeed Magazine, Catamaran Literary Reader, ZYZZYVA, and numerous anthologies and "best of the year" collections. Her novelette "Six Months, Three Days" won a Hugo Award, and her short story "Don't Press Charges and I Won't Sue" won a Theodore Sturgeon Award. She is the author of the novels Choir BoyAll the Birds in the Sky, and The City in the Middle of the Night. Her TED Talk, "Go Ahead, Dream About the Future," has been viewed more than two million times.

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He received the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC, and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other publications. Together with TaiwaneseAmerican.org, he established the Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu Writing Prizes, in honor of his parents.

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Madison, WI 53704
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ISBN: 9781250800015
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Published: Tordotcom - August 17th, 2021