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NonfictioNOW – Aisha Sabatini Sloan

NonfictioNOW, University of Iceland and Harpa, 1-4 June, 2017

Aisha Sabatini Sloan at Silfurberg, Harpa, 4 June, 10-11am

Aisha was born and raised in Los Angeles. Her writing about race and current events is often coupled with analysis of art, film and pop culture. Her first essay collection, The Fluency of Light: Coming of Age in a Theater of Black and White was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013. Her new essay collection, Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit, was just chosen by Maggie Nelson as the winner of the 1913 Open Prose Contest and will be published in 2017. She is a contributing editor for Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics and a staff writer at Autostraddle.

Other keynote addresses at NonfictioNOW:

2 June, 3.45-4.45pm: Gretel Ehrlich

2 June, 7.30-8.30pm: Karl Ove Knausgaard

4 June, 11.30am-12.30pm: Wayne Koestenbaum

Tickets for one keynote: ISK 1,000. All four keynotes: ISK 3,000.

NonfictioNOW is a biennial gathering of nonfiction writers, teachers, readers and students, highlighting the myriad forms of nonfiction. Founded in the US in 2005, this is the first time that the conference takes place in Europe.

www.nonfictionow.org