3:45 pm15:45

Come with me, to the Land Faraway: A discussion of novels set in Asia

  • Hilton Portland

Room Broadway III/IV: [Janie Chang, Elsa Hart, Weina Dai Randel; moderator: Kevan Lyon]

Novels with Asian settings are increasingly popular with readers and publishers alike. How do authors craft and research novels with Asian — or other unfamiliar — settings? In this panel, authors of fiction set in Asia will offer tips and tactics drawn from their personal inspirations and research methods, while providing insights about avoiding stereotypes, the use of foreign languages in fiction, and blending historical fiction with other genres, such as mystery and paranormal.

[Historical Novel Society Conference Announcement


7:00 pm19:00

The White Mirror: St. Louis Launch

  • Left Bank Books

Celebrate the release of The White Mirror, the sequel to Jade Dragon Mountain, with Elsa at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri. The event will also feature Julia Keller, author of Sorrow Road. Announcement