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Thursday, October 17 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Otherworldly: The Best Historical Fiction

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Meet four bestselling authors and creators of such vivid worlds as the dancehalls of 1930s Malaysia (Yangsze Choos's The Night Tiger), pre-Civil War Ohio (Terry Gamble's The Eulogist), Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell in pre-WW2 Venice (Laurie R. King's Island of the Mad), and an evocative (and hilarious) portrait of San Francisco in 1947 (Christopher Moore's Noir). There will be readings and a panel to explore historical fiction's enduring appeal and the importance of research. Moderated by Bora Reed, Director of Communications for UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. $20 adv / $25 door

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Bora Reed

Bora Reed is a writer from Berkeley, CA working on a novel loosely based on her father’s experience of fleeing North Korea as a war refugee in 1951. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College, an MA in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, and a BA in... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Yangsze Choo

Yangsze Choo is a New York Times bestselling novelist and a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked in various corporate jobs... Read More →
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Laurie R. King

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 27 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2018’s Island of the Mad). She... Read More →
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Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore is the author of 15 previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, Bite Me, Sacré Bleu, The Serpent of... Read More →
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Terry Gamble

Terry Gamble was born in Pasadena, California, the younger of two daughters of resolutely Victorian parents. A strange, pale child, she spent much of her early years under the piano or on a closet shelf reading books. Her first two novels, The Water Dancers and Good Family, are based... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT