April 27–May 3, 2009
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A stellar line-up of writers from around the globe considers how the world changes and how we change. Don't miss this exciting cross-cultural literary exchange, featuring conversations, performances, readings, film screenings, and a cabaret night.
An Afternoon with International Graphic Novelists
Three back-to-back sessions with some of the world's most innovative and cutting-edge graphic novelists, including Neil Gaiman, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Adrian Tomine, Shaun Tan, David Polonsky, and Emmanuel Guibert. Special offer: attend all three events for $25. >> More
Jazz: The Revolution of Beat
Legendary jazz critic Gary Giddins joins forces with American poets Bill Zavatsky and Jayne Cortez, as well as the Diane Moser Quintet, to explore the birth and life of jazz and how it relates to the written word. Moderated by composer Carman Moore. >> More
Enrique Vila-Matas & Paul Auster in Conversation
For years Enrique Vila-Matas and Paul Auster have been engaged in an extended literary correspondence spanning several continents and languages. Come eavesdrop on their conversation led by Eduardo Lago. >> More
Mark Z. Danielewski and Rick Moody in Conversation
Mark Z. Danielewski—the author of the cult novel House of Leaves as well as Only Revolutions, one of the great American road novels—makes a rare appearance in this conversation with fellow author Rick Moody. >> More
Don't miss the festival's headlining night, with internationally acclaimed writers Muriel Barbery, Nicole Brossard, Narcís Comadira, Jose Dalisay, Edwidge Danticat, Péter Nádas, Sergio Ramírez, Salman Rushdie, and Raja Shehadeh. >> More
Mark Z. Danielewski
Richard North Patterson
Nawal El Saadawi
>> And many more