Ali Eteraz & Neelanjana Banerjee

Join author Ali Eteraz as he discusses his novel Native Believer in a conversation moderated by Neelanjana Banerjee. 

Ali Eteraz is based at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Children of Dust (HarperCollins), the surrealist short story collection Falsipedies & Fibsiennes (Guernica Editions), and the novel Native Believer (Akashic Books). Eteraz's short fiction has appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review, storySouth, and Crossborder, and his nonfiction has been highlighted by NPR, The New York Times, and the Guardian. Recently, Eteraz received the 3 Quarks Daily Arts & Literature Prize, and served as a consultant to the artist Jenny Holzer on a permanent art installation in Qatar. Visit him on the web at alieteraz.com. 

Neelanjana Banerjee's writing has appeared in PANK Magazine, The Rumpus, World Literature Today, Prairie Schooner, and many other places. She is the Managing Editor of Kaya Press, the only US-based press dedicated to Asian diasporic literature; and the co-editor of the anthologies Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press) and The Coiled Serpent (Tia Chucha Press), which focuses of current poetry written by Los Angeles' natives and residents. A Fiction Editor with the Los Angeles Review of Books, and The Aerogram, Banerjee also teaches writing workshops with Writing Workshops Los Angeles.