Desi authors Tanaz Bhathena (Hunted by the Sky), Tanuja Desai Hidier (Born Confused), Prerna Pickett (If You Only Knew), Karuna Riazi (The Battle), Swati Teerdhala (The Archer At Dawn), and Shveta Thakrar (Star Daughter) gathered for an evening salon celebrating the books, music, art, and people that inspired and influenced their work.
Food, sharing, cooking and eating is such an important part of many cultures — including survival, family, a sense of place. With over 60% of the world’s population, and a longer history of migration, colonization, empire — food has changed significantly as people have moved.
Listen in as authors Aliette de Bodard, Jaymee Goh, Nibedita Sen, Michi Trota, and Anya Owabout talk about cooking, colonization, and migration.
Mythology is a rich vein for writers to mine when it comes to making new stories. But what are some dead angles that writers have when it comes to mythology? How do you build new ones with depth? How can writers handle retellings to make them truly new? How do you go about integrating existing mythologies into your work in a respectful way, or should you do that at all?
Join science fiction and fantasy authors Vida Cruz, Piper J Drake, Kate Elliott, Rebecca Roanhorse, and Shveta Thakrar as they dig into how they answer these questions with their own work and research.