What does a climate change disaster novel, a bloody prison riot satire, and an apocalyptic but redemptive collection of poetry have in common? Adam Nemett‘s We Can Save Us All, Ryan Chapman’s Riots I Have Known, and Jason Gray’s Radiation King use unusual (and sometimes extreme) settings to investigate the human condition in exciting, new, and even comical ways.
The inaugural festival is a free, daylong event in and around Brambleton Library, featuring talks with bestselling and up-and-coming authors, interactive displays with local artists, live music and a book sale courtesy of Second Chapter Books.
The festival morning kicks off with Adam Nemett, author of the novel We Can Save Us All. Comic book artist and illustrator Orion Zangara will give away an original piece of art inspired by the book.
Virginia Festival of the Book - Vivid Tales of Connection and Loss: Transatlantic Fiction (Moderating)
Abigail DeWitt (News of Our Loved Ones) and Ed Pavlić (Another Kind of Madness) discuss their far-reaching fiction, featuring characters faced with global and personal turbulence. Moderated by Adam Nemett. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.
Authors Christina Dalcher (Vox) and Adam Nemett (We Can Save Us All) share their acclaimed debut novels that touch on issues of power, sexuality and technology.