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Welcome to Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, now in our 17th year. Festival dates are October 7-15, 2016. Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. Click the phone icon to the right below, to download our new mobile app version!

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Kaitlin Solimine

HippoReads
co-founder
San Francisco
Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let's Go: China (St. Martin's Press). In 2006-2007, she was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellow in China. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference (2010) and graduated from the MFA program in writing at UC-San Diego (2011). An excerpt from her first novel, Empire of Glass, won the 2012 Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award judged by Colson Whitehead. Her fiction and non-fiction has been published in National Geographic News, The Wall Street Journal, Guernica Magazine, Kartika Review, The Huffington Post, The World of Chinese Magazine, China Daily, and numerous anthologies. Kaitlin is co-founder of HIPPO Reads, a magazine and network connecting academic insights and scholars to the wider public. She recently returned from a few years living in Singapore and now resides in San Francisco.