Bradbury Foundation sponsors discussion of speculative fiction Tuesday, April 20 at LA Times Festival of Books

The Bradbury Foundation, sponsor of the Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction, will present the panel discussion Speculative Fiction: The Real and Unreal on Tuesday, April 20, at 7pm PST during the LA Times Festival of Books virtual celebration running through April 23.

Stephen Graham Jones, this year’s recipient of the Ray Bradbury Prize for his novel The Only Good Indians, will be part of the multitalented panel moderated by author Kelly Link, co-founder of Small Beer Press, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards, and one of the judges for this year’s Bradbury prize. Other participants include Megan Giddings, feature editor at The Rumpus and author of he critically acclaimed Lakewood; Max Gladstone, author of numerous short stories, Ruin of Angels, and the interactive fiction game Choice of the Deathless; and Amal El-Mohtar, a Hugo and Nebula Award-winning poet and writer of speculative fiction who also serves as the science fiction and fantasy columnist for the New York Times Book Review.

Traditionally one of the year’s most widely attended literary festivals, the LA Times Festival of Books, has moved online due to the pandemic, making the offerings available to audiences worldwide. Fiction and non-fiction programming geared to authors and readers of all interests and ages can be found at the Festival’s virtual hub, including a new Children’s Stage featuring over 20 on demand videos of authors like LeVar Burton, Monica Brown, Matt de la Peña, and Dr. Omerine Aseh reading their work.


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