In case you missed it, watch the recording of A Transnational Dialogue on Science Fiction featuring authors Nalo Hopkinson and Kim Bo-Young on Youtube now. Click here to watch!
On September 30, 2021, Authors Nalo Hopkinson (Skin Folk, Sister Mine) and Kim Bo-Young (On the Origin of Species, I’m Waiting for You) discussed their writing in relation to colonialism, feminism, neurodiversity, Afrofuturism, techno-orientalism, and more. Moderated by Seo-Young Chu (Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep?), and featuring Kim’s translators Sunyoung Park and Joungmin Lee Comfort, this event explores the power of world-building across identities and borders—from Jamaica to South Korea. Sponsored by Kaya Press, Queens College CUNY, and the Korean Literature Translation Institute, and was an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Event.