Published September 17, 2020

In this webinar, recorded September 17 2020, authors Anita Felicelli (Chimerica) and Joni Murphy (Talking Animals) discuss their latest novels and the roles that talking animals play in literary fiction. “Felicelli’s remarkable Chimerica is a coolly surrealist legal thriller—in turns sly, absurd, emotionally vivid, and satirically incisive—that shifts the reader into a world just adjacent to our own.”—Jonathan Lethem “Talking Animals envisions an alternate history of Manhattan, this one cultivated by animals, but sans us human animals… The result is devilishly funny and sharply prescient, an Animal Farm for our times.”―The Millions

This webinar is part of our Virginia Festival of the Book’s “Shelf Life” series. Sign up for the Virginia Festival of the Book’s e-newsletter to learn about future discussions as they are announced.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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