Geraldine Brooks, Julie Otsuka, & Dolen Perkins-Valdez (2013)

On March 28th 2013 Geraldine Brooks, Julie Otsuka, and Dolen Perkins-Valdez took the stage at the Folger Shakespeare Library in a reading called Living History: Reclaiming female voices from the threat of historical silence.

Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for her novel March. Her most recent novel Caleb’s Crossing is a New York Times bestseller.

Julie Otsuka is the author of two novels and a recipient of the a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her most recent novel, The Buddha in the Attic, is the winner of the 2012 PEN/ Faulkner Award for Fiction.

Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s writings have appeared or will appear in The Kenyon Review, Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories 2009, and North Carolina Literary Review. Wench is her first novel.