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Past Event

Streaming Fiction with Charles Yu and Jess Walter

Best-selling authors Charles Yu and Jess Walter will talk about writing fiction that manages to be both poignant and funny at a time of great change. They will also share the inspiration behind their new stories, published exclusively by Scribd Originals.

Yu’s The Only Living Girl on Earth is an unexpected and delightfully absurd vision of life on Earth a thousand years in the future. In this story, Yu expresses his unique brand of cosmic humanism and offers above all, hope.

Walter’s Town & Country describes a son’s greatest act of tolerance and acceptance in a world that hasn’t always shown him the same. It’s a story, as only Walter could write, about all the ways we cannot help but love each other even when we do not, and maybe cannot, understand each other.


In Partnership with Scribd Originals. 


Yu Photo by Tina Chiou; Loyd photo by: Amy Vincennes.

This is a free, online-only program; pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event. We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our programming.

January 26, 2021

United States

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Charles Yu
2020 National Book Award-Winning Author; Author, The Only Living Girl on Earth
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Jess Walter
Author, Town & Country
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In Conversation with Amy Grace Loyd
Author and Acquiring Editor, Scribd Originals

6–7 p.m. (Pacific Time) program