Can a mom forge a deeper connection with her autistic son — and a divided country — on a 15-day journey along Route 66? Mary Melton, who did just that, joins Alta Asks Live on Wednesday, July 15 at 12:30 p.m. PST.
The author of Cruising writes about how sexual encounters with male strangers provided him with “solace and acceptance.”
The author discusses his influences, his work, and the new stories that will emerge from this historic moment in time.
The acclaimed writer considers the 1918 flu, recommends sci-fi authors, and discusses his novel The End of October.
The California author discusses her recent work, favorite sci-fi books, and where the pandemic will take fiction.
The Companions author discusses her new novel, favorite science-fiction titles, and what it’s like to write during a pandemic.
Writer, poet, and educator Sara Borjas will join Alta Asks Live to discuss her debut poetry collection, how the current global movements around racism and oppression are represented in the arts and why that's important, and so much more.
Author Alex Espinoza will join Alta Asks Live to discuss the connections and inspiration found at a 50-year-old California writers community, his historical look at the radical pastime of cruising, and so much more.
Alta’s books editor discusses how science fiction is “responsive,” the influence of music on his writing, and the emerging body of pandemic and quarantine literature.
Sci-fi novel The Companions is set in a post-pandemic California where survivors are in quarantine and the consciousnesses of the deceased are the intellectual property of a tech company.
The Gangsterland series examines identity and the moral consequences of violence.
Books Editor David L. Ulin joins Alta Asks Live to discuss the groundbreaking work of author Philip K. Dick, how the sci-fi genre is especially timely right now, and the challenges Alta writers faced while trying to report during a nationwide shelter-in-place.
The first-time novelist explores ideas of identity and citizenship among South Asian immigrants in California’s Imperial Valley of the early 20th century.
Sixty essays tackle a question of identity: Who were our mothers before they became mothers?
The Companions author Katie M. Flynn joins Alta Asks Live and Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, June 24 at 12:30 p.m. PST to talk about what inspired her to write her debut novel about a pandemic, and what comes next for her — and for the rest of us.