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Of stories untold

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Adam Johnson is  an American writer and novelist who won a Pulitzer in 2013 in the fiction category for his adventurous account of North Korea titled The Orphan Master’s Son. Johnson is currently working as an associate professor of creative writing in Stanford University.

The other celebrated author was Gilbert King, who won a Pulitzer in 2013 in the non-fiction category for his enthralling book  Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. The story unearths the story of racial injustice in 1949 in southern America, where four African American boys were falsely accused of a rape of a white woman in Florida. Both the writers are in India to attend and speak at the Jaipur Literature festival due later this month.

The conversation was moderated by Aditya Berlia, the  Joint Secretary of Apeejay Education Society.

The function began with a speech by the president of the Apeejay school Sushma Berlia.

The conversation that followed was peppered with humour and anecdotes as the authors talked about their inspiration behind their respective books, their opinions on various issues. The open house session where students were invited to ask questions left the authors impressed by the informed students in the audience.

The authors thanked the students for being a highly interactive audience for such an informative session where issued right from freedom of expression to the problems of a totalitarian regime and from racial injustice to queer rights were addressed and discussed.
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