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Friday, July 8 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Same Story, Different Skin - Remixing Retellings in Multicultural Fantasy

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Fairytales, legends and mythology are the narratives we’ve used to explain the world around us. They also share similar roots. The Western “Cinderella” is the Filipino “Abadeha,” the Indian “Nala and Damayanti” is the Western “Sweetheart Roland.” As publishing begins to embrace diverse narratives, how has this affected our treatment of fairytale retellings in a diverse setting? If the story wears a different skin, can we still consider them retellings?

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Roshani Chokshi

Roshani Chokshi is a South Asian fantasy writer. Her short stories have appeared in The Feminist Wire, Strange Horizons, Book Smugglers Publishing and Shimmer Magazine. Her first YA fantasy novel, THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN (MacMillan, May 2016), is a re-envisioning of the Hades and Persephone... Read More →
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Thao Le

Literary Agent, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
THAO LE is a literary agent at the Dijkstra Agency. She also handles the agency’s financials and select contracts.Thao is currently looking for: Adult Sci-fi/Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, and is selectively open to Romance, and Picture Books by authors who are also illustrators.For... Read More →


Friday July 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom IV