The Oakland Book Festival is a free one-day whirlwind of readings, panels, conversations and literary events. 2017’s theme is “Equality & Inequality.” This uniquely Oaklandish celebration happens 11am to 6pm, this Sunday, May 21st at City Hall and surrounding venues (events kick off on Saturday night). Check out http://www.oaklandbookfestival.org/ for more details. Here’s a small selection of recent works by some of the over 60 authors appearing at the Festival. Click on the title to read more about it.
Strangers In Their Own Land : Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
The Border of Paradise : a Novel by Esmé Weijun Wang
The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
The Future We Want : Radical Ideas For a New Century Edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara
We Gon' be Alright : Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang
"All the Real Indians Died Off" : and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker
You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened by Arisa White
Against Everything : Essays by Mark Greif
Sun Bear by Matthew Zapruder
Kinder Than Solitude : a Novel by Yiyun Li
The Tsar of Love and Techno : Stories by Anthony Marra
Deadfalls and Snares by Samantha Giles
Inside Syria : the Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect by Reese Erlich ; foreword by Noam Chomsky
Are you going to or did you attend the Oakand Book Festival on May 21st? Did you hear an author or discussion that inspired you? Tell us about it!