G. Willow Wilson with Jamala Henderson
G. Willow Wilson lies at the epicenter of multiple fault lines of American identity. Originally a self-described “upper-middle-class American White girl with bland politics and polite beliefs,” she converted to Islam while in college, worked as a journalist in Mubarak’s Egypt, and now writes the hugely successful comic series Ms. Marvel. Featuring a Pakistani-American teenage girl from Jersey City named Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel won a Hugo Award and was one of the few comics in Marvel’s history whose first issue reached a seventh printing.
The event will be moderated by KUOW’s Jamala Henderson. Books, including Ms. Marvel and Butterfly Mosque and Alif the Unseen will be available for purchase. The evening concludes with a booksigning.
Presented by HUMANITIES WASHINGTON.