Council Chambers: 1:45—2:30pm

“The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.”—William Faulkner
Two novelists read their work, followed by a discussion on fiction with the audience.

ADAM JOHNSON is an associate professor of English with emphasis in creative writing at Stanford University. His novel, The Orphan Master’s Son, received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in fiction. His work has appeared in such publications as EsquireHarper’s, The Paris Review, The New York Times, and Best American Short Stories.

JENNY OFFILL is the author of two novels, Dept. of Speculation, which was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times, and Last Things, which was a New York Times Notable Book and finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Book Award. She teaches in the writing programs at Queens University, Brooklyn College, and Columbia University.

GRANT FAULKNER (moderator) is the author of Fissures and executive director of National Novel Writing Month. He is the cofounder of 100 Word Story and the Flash Fiction Collective. His work has appeared in The New York TimesPoets & WritersWriter’s Digest, and The Southwest Review.