february, 2024

08feb12:10 pmNBF Presents: Crafting Coming-of-AgeIn-Person & Livestreamed12:10 pm CST Kansas City, MO

Event Details

author photo of Sarah Thankam Mathews. (Photo credit: Dondre Stuetley)
Sarah Thankam Mathews. (Photo credit: Dondre Stuetley)
Susan Choi. (Photo credit: Heather Weston)

Join 2019 National Book Award Winner Susan Choi (Trust Exercise) and 2022 National Book Award Finalist Sarah Thankam Mathews (All This Could Be Different) for a conversation on the impact of contemporary bildungsroman and what it means to grow up in adult fiction. Choi and Mathews read from their novels and discuss how and why coming-of-age stories capture writers and readers alike.

Ruth Dickey photo
Ruth Dickey. (Photo credit: Libby Lewis)

Moderated by Ruth Dickey, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation.

Presented in partnership with the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.


(Thursday) 12:10 pm CST


Kansas City Convention Center (Ballroom A, Level 2)

Kansas City, MO