Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Veronica Roth, Bonnie Tsui, and more!
Thu, Apr 30 at 7:30pm
Veronica Roth is taking the narrative of “the chosen one” and catapulting it into the future. In “Chosen Ones,” her first novel for adults, she upends the trope by following a group of five people… ten years after they saved the world as teenagers. Roth is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the “Divergent” series, which has sold over 32 million copies worldwide, and her first foray into adult fiction makes it crystal clear why readers choose her work.
Bonnie Tsui’s new book will make your head swim – in a good way. “Why We Swim” has been called “a fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water” by Rebecca Skloot. In it, Tsui examines why humans are so drawn to water despite not being natural swimmers. A longtime contributor to the New York Times and California Sunday Magazine, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Press Foundation Fellowship. Her last book, “American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods,” won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and was a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. When she’s not writing, Tsui swims and surfs in the Bay Area.