The City We Became (Orbit Books)

***Please note: This event will take place at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth, 2511 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 90057. Tickets available here. Tyree Boyd-Pates will moderate an audience Q&A.

Five New Yorkers must come together to defend their city from an ancient evil in this stunning new novel by Hugo Award-winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every great city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got six.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs in the halls of power, threatening to destroy the city and her six newborn avatars unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.

N.K. Jemisin is the first author in the genre’s history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She was a reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops.

Tyree Boyd-Pates is the Associate Curator Of Western History of The Autry Museum of the American West. Previously, Boyd-Pates was at the California African American Museum (CAAM) to curate exhibitions and public programs about the history of African Americans in California and the West.  In 2016, Boyd-Pates was named the Herb Carter and Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke Distinguished Lecturer in the African American Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has also been honored by the Empowerment Congress as one of Los Angeles’ 40 Emerging Civic Leaders, has received the MLK Jr. Unsung Hero Award from the California Legislative Black Caucus, and the Rising Runner Alumni Award from California State University, Bakersfield. He has been the facilitator of the Afrofuturism Bookclub at the Last Bookstore for the last two years.

Event date: 
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
2511 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057
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