Bay Area Book Festival event with T. Geronimo Johnson and Joseph Di Prisco
Perfect Satire: T. Geronimo Johnson and Joseph Di Prisco on Skewering Identity Politics, Class, Race and More
June 4, 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Cornerstone | 2367 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704
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T. Geronimo Johnson has been compared to Tom Wolfe, Mark Twain, Toni Morrison, H.L. Mencken, Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison. His award-winning novel ‘Braggsville’ has been called “the funniest sendup of identity politics, the academy and white racial anxiety to hit the scene in years” (New York Times) and a “searing, shocking look at racial issues and campus activism” (Men’s Journal). “Braggsville” involves UC Berkeley students and a re-enactment of a Civil War play in the South; need we say more? Get a peek into Johnson’s new novel underway about the convergence of Afro-futurism, global AI, corporate religion, tech inequity and more. He recently won the Simpson Family Literary Prize and is joined by Joseph Di Prisco, chairman of the Prize, himself the author of numerous books, including the recent memoirs ‘Subway to California’ and ‘The Pope of Brooklyn.’ Moderated by the San Francisco Chronicle’s books editor, John McMurtrie.