Meredith Talusan, 44th Annual ODU Literary Festival


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Meredith Talusan is the author of Fairest (Viking Press, 2020), a widely praised memoir which Kirkus Reviews called, “captivatingly eloquent.” It was excerpted in The New York Times and selected as a most anticipated book of 2020 by O: The Oprah Magazine. Talusan is founding executive editor of them., Condé Nast’s first-ever platform devoted to the queer community. An award-winning journalist, Talusan has written for publications including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Atlantic, VICE Magazine, WIRED, The Nation, and BuzzFeed News. She received the 2017 GLAAD Media Award for outstanding digital journalism.


Wednesday October 6, 7 p.m.

Kent Wascom, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience, and introduced Gabriela Igloria, creative writing student and President of the ODU Filipino American Association, who introduced Meredith Talusan.

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