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Tommy Orange

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
7:30pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 03/31/2024
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

One of America’s most popular young novelists, Tommy Orange, is back with his much-anticipated sophomore book, Wandering Stars. He will be joined by literary royalty Dave Eggers to discuss the impact of his early success on his second book and his life as a writer.

“If there was any doubt after his incredible debut, there should be none now: Tommy Orange is one of our most important writers. —Nana Kwame Adjei Brenyah

After his stunning debut novel There There, Tommy Orange is back with a new book, Wandering Stars. The novel follows multiple generations of an indigenous family, navigating generational trauma, Indian boarding schools, institutional violence, and the complexities of indigenous heritages. Orange has published stories in McSweeney’s, Zoetrope, and Zyzzyva. Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and was born in Oakland, California.

Dave Eggers is a best-selling author, the recipient of countless awards, and the co-founder of the tutoring nonprofit 826 National. He also founded the magazine Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, the human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness, and ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students who need help with college tuition.

A limited number of tickets include a copy of Wandering Stars.

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Photo by Elena Seibert