San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)
Lager and Love Can’t Pay the Bills
Douglas Stuart and Casey Gerald
Thursday, May 6 • 7pm PT
Douglas Stuart recently won the world’s top literary award, the Booker Prize, with his semiautobiographical debut novel, Shuggie Bain. The book is often compared to Angela’s Ashes in brilliantly depicting a childhood of poverty and parental addiction. But his use of language is like nothing you’ve ever read. Stuart talks with acclaimed memoirist and popular TED speaker Casey Gerald, a fellow survivor of a tough upbringing, about economic injustice, healing, and writing through trauma. Live Q&A!