Presenters: Sara Faring, Téa Obreht, Rory Power, Andromeda Romano-Lax
Moderator: Leah Williams
What better way to escape from this world than to lose oneself in a place and time that bears little resemblance to what we know? Building on elements of science fiction, legend, the paranormal, magical realism and dystopia, these writers imagine realms in which readers can simply exist and play for a time. It’s not all just fun and games, however, as these thought-provoking reads leave the lingering (even haunting) sensation that perhaps these fictional worlds are not so unfamiliar after all.