Prajwal Parajuly will discuss his collection "The Gurkha's Daughter" about life in Nepal and Pia Padukone will discuss her novel "Where Earth Meets Water" about a man wracked by survivor's guilt, in conversation with novelist Manil Suri
Simukka a Finnish writer will discuss her young adult novel "As Red as Blood" about a teenager who stumbles upon a drug cartel's cash pile and Itaranta, also a Finnish writer, will discuss her novel "Memory of Water" about a Europe under Chinese control and water is a precious commodity
A former deputy assistant secretary of state will read from his debut thriller "The Golden Hour" about a U.S. official who deals with a coup in Africa and infighting at the State Department and the Pentagon
Jimmy Gownley will discuss his graphic memoir "The Dumbest Idea Ever!," about an idea that turned his life upside-down; Dave Roman will discuss "Astronaut Academy: Re-entry," the sequel to his book about a futurist school; and Raina Telgemeier will discuss her memoir "Sisters," about her desire to be a big sister, until she gets more than she bargained for
Cognard-Black, an English professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Melissa Goldthwaite, an English professor at Saint Joseph's University, will discuss their book "Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal"
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