TOMMY ORANGE is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans.
There There tackles issues of identity and belonging for Native people living in urban environments and battles against the monolithic stereotype often applied to Native people and their culture.
Open to the public, the event will begin with a reading by Tommy from his debut novel. The reading will be followed by a conversational-style interview, hosted by Boston Globe Correspondent, author and carpenter, NINA MACLAUGHLIN, and will explore issues of Native struggles, the Native renaissance, what it means to be Native today and Tommy’s own experiences growing up Native in a big city.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.