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Women and Power with Tahmima Anam and Katie Kitamura

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Wednesday, 1:00 pm EDT July 21, 2021

Online via Zoom

Tahmima Anam (A Golden AgeThe Good Muslim) and Katie Kitamura (A Separation) come together to discuss the July launches of their newest books, both of which tell the stories of women who live in positions adjacent to power, whether in fame or politics. Anam’s novel The Startup Wife tells the story of a brilliant coder whose marriage draws her into the tech world and thrusts her husband into the pressures of social media fame. Kitamura’s novel Intimacies follows an interpreter as she’s pulled into political controversy in the Hague while interpreting for a president accused of international war crimes. Maris Kreizman will moderate.


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    Tahmima Anam

    Tahmima Anam

    Tahmima Anam is the recipient of a Commonwealth Writers Prize, an O. Henry Prize, and has been named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and was recently elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she was educated at Mount Holyoke College and Harvard University and now lives in London where she is on the board of ROLI, a music tech company founded by her husband.

  • Kitamura (c) Clayton Cubitt - Zach Cihlar

    Katie Kitamura

    Katie Kitamura

    Katie Kitamura’s most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications, translated into 16 languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone To The Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena, Katie has written for publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, Granta, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and Frieze. She teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.

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    Maris Kreizman

    Maris Kreizman

    Maris Kreizman is the host of the intimate literary podcast, The Maris Review. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, the New Republic, GQ, and more.