Unbound Book Festival: Here are faces to know at this year’s festival, from David Berry to Viet Thanh Nguyen – Columbia Daily Tribune | Bowluk

Colombia’s literary community meets writers from far-flung places at the annual Unbound Book Festival.

Readers can eagerly await the arrival of a favorite author — or claim a new writing hero after encountering a particular panel or read.

With so many writers approaching — and to keep track of things — it helps to get a sense of who’s who. Here are just nine of the many faces to watch out for at this year’s Unbound, taking place April 21-24.

Find out more about this edition of the festival at https://www.unboundbookfestival.com/.

David Berry

David Berry

Who Berry is: The Canadian critic and journalist authored On Nostalgia in 2020, a book the Toronto Star called “thick, complex, and layered, but leavened with a sly wit.” The work’s tagline is “From Mad Men to MAGA: How nostalgia came about and why we love to indulge in it.”

Berry’s articles include criticism, reporting and reflection on “Schitt’s Creek”, Harry Nilsson, Guillermo del Toro, Key and Peele, Leonard Cohen and more.

Where to catch him at the festival: Author Talk: Seriously Funny, 1:30 p.m., April 23 at Serendipity Salon; “Those Were the Days” Panel Discussion, April 23, 3:15 p.m. at The Broadway Hotel

Find berry online: http://thedavidberry.com/ or on Twitter @pleasure engines

More:From fiction to graphic non-fiction, check out these books by 2022 Unbound Contributors

St. Clair Detrick Jules

St. Clair Detrick Jules

Who Detrick Jules is: Talented across genres and disciplines, the Washington DC-based artist is a photographer, filmmaker, and writer. Her films include the short documentary DACAmented, a visual profile of nine DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. And her 2021 book, My Beautiful Black Hair, celebrates natural hair as a key attribute of black femininity.

Where to catch them at the festival: 10am on April 23 at Ragtag Cinema

Find Detrick Jules online: https://www.stclairdetrickjules.com/ or on Twitter @stclair_dj

Ames Hawkins

Ames Hawkins

Who Hawkins is: Hawkins is a professor and associate provost at Columbia College Chicago and describes himself as a “transgenre author” whose work spans nonfiction, visual memoirs, video essays, podcasts and more.

Hawkins’ 2019 book These are Love(d) Letters provides a tender, tenuous treatment of the love letter as a genre, beginning with her parents’ love letters and drawing on her own experiences of family, sexuality, creativity, and identity.

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