march, 2021

25mar6:00 pmNBF Presents: Borders of Belonging6:00 pm ET

Event Details

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio. (Photo credit: Talya Zemach-Bersin)
Nafissa Thompson Spires author photo, credit Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography
Nafissa Thompson Spires. (Photo credit: Adrianne Mathiowetz Photography)
Laila Lalami. (Photo credit: April Rocha)

To question the “other” in American identity, join National Book Award–honored authors Laila Lalami (The Other Americans, 2019 Fiction Finalist), Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People, 2018 Fiction Longlist), and Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (The Undocumented Americans, 2020 Nonfiction Finalist) for a conversation on borders, immigration, and outsiders, and what it means to write one’s self into existence.

Concepción de León


Moderated by Concepción de León, a New York Times reporter.

Books are available for purchase at with thanks to this season’s bookseller, Loyalty Bookstores.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm ET




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