Rumaan Alam, Megha Majumdar, and Deesha Philyaw

Saturday, March 13 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Rumaan Alam, Megha Majumdar, and Deesha Philyaw will discuss their award-winning fiction.

This virtual event is a part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please see below for more information about how to register and to purchase books. 

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction—Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) will discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture. This virtual event will be moderated by Randy Winston.

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation.

As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is free to attend and open to the public. To attend, please register here or simply make plans to watch on Please note that this discussion will not be recorded and will only be available to view during the live event.

Order the Books from New Dominion Bookshop

Shop local and support your community bookstore! Order your books for the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book by filling out the contact form below. We will give you a call when your order is ready, and you will be able to pay for your order over the phone at that time. We are currently offering curbside pickup, local delivery (available for free within 5 miles of the shop), and shipping (normal rates apply). We are also open for limited browsing.

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