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UNSUITABLE #24: Sonali Dev


Feb 15 2019


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The MicroWorlds Lab

101 Classroom Building, Duke's East Campus Quad

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A Conversation with Sonali Dev

Authors of fiction often begin their novels with inspiration from real events or people, bending and blending those through the art of storytelling to create entertainment. Navigating those pathways between reality and fiction without sacrificing detail or authenticity can be a thrilling, albeit delicate and sometimes complex, dance. In this workshop, award-winning author Sonali Dev will share the joys and challenges of researching real-life worlds to create larger-than-life fictional love stories.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsors include the Humanities Unbounded MicroWorlds Lab, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Department of African & African American Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Department of History at Duke University.


Sonali Dev

Sonali Dev writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after. Her books have been on NPR, Washington Post, Library Journal, and Kirkus Best Books of the year lists, but Sonali is most smug…...

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