About the event

Linnea Axelsson and Alexis Wright explore the legacy of colonialism across the globe.

Axelsson’s Ædnan, translated by Saskia Vogel, is a multigenerational novel-in-verse about two Sámi families and their quest to stay together across a century of migration, violence, and colonial trauma.

Wright’s Praiseworthy (published by Giramondo in Australia, And Other Stories in Europe and New Directions in North America) is a phantasmagorical epic following one family contending with interconnected crises amidst a mysterious cloud encroaching on their Northern Australian town, heralding both an ecological catastrophe and a gathering of the ancestors.

Pulitzer finalist Tommy Orange (There There) will moderate a conversation between Axelsson, Wright, and Vogel about their novels; the past, present, and future of indigeneity and colonialism; and writing across time, place, and form.

This is a livestreamed event with an in-person audience at The Center for Fiction. Axelsson, Vogel, and Orange will be hosted by the Center for the Art of Translation at The Center for Architecture + Design, 140 Sutter St., San Francisco (1pm Pacific Time; 9pm GMT) with Wright joining remotely from Australia.

This event is free.


Category: Talks & Readings
Price: Free


Name: Center for Architecture + Design
Address: 140 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94104
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