G. Willow Wilson & Lev Grossman

Fort Greene store:
Monday, March 18, 7:30 PM
G. Willow Wilson presents The Bird King
In conversation with Lev Grossman

G. Willow Wilson's debut novel Alif the Unseen was an NPR and Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and it established her as a vital Muslim-American literary voice. Now she brings us The Bird King, a stunning new novel set in the royal court of Granada, the last emirate of Muslim Spain. The story follows strong-willed concubine Fatima and her best friend  Hassan, a mapmaker with the secret power to draw maps that bend the shape of reality. As Fatima and Hassan flee the Inquisition with the help of a clever jinn, The Bird King asks us to consider the price of love and freedom at a time when the West and the Muslim world were not yet separate. “G. Willow Wilson has a deft hand with myth and with magic, and the kind of smart, honest writing mind that knits together and bridges cultures and people.” (Neil Gaiman). Wilson discusses her new book, which was selected as the Greenlight First Editions Club pick for March, with Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians trilogy.

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Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
The Bird King Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802129031
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - March 12th, 2019

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