In “What Color Is the Future?”, award-winning Latinx SciFi/fantasy writers Lilliam Rivera and Daniel José Older merge urban dreams with the dystopian world order. Senior Librarian John Muñoz moderated the discussion.
This panel took place at the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books and was curated by Pima County Public Library’s Nuestras Raíces Program. Nuestras Raíces (‘Our Roots’) is a group of Pima County Public Library staff members who work together to celebrate and honor the culture, voice, and linguistic heritage of our Latinx and Spanish-speaking communities in Pima County. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.
Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning writer and author of the young adult novels Dealing in Dreams (March 2019) and The Education of Margot Sanchez (February 2018), available in bookstores everywhere. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Elle, Tin House, and Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Lilliam lives in Los Angeles.
Daniel José Older is the New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from is the New York Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna, the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series from Penguin’s Roc Books and the Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Scholastic, 2015), a New York Times Notable Book of 2015, which won the International Latino Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature, the Andre Norton Award, the Locus, the Mythopoeic Award, and named one of Esquire’s 80 Books Every Person Should Read. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music at http://danieljoseolder.net/, on youtube and @djolder on twitter.
Recorded and produced by Amanda Shauger