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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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Christian Kiefer

Newcastle, CA
Christian Kiefer’s first novel, The Infinite Tides (Bloomsbury), appeared on best of the year lists from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist. His second novel, The Animals (Liveright / W.W. Norton), was a best book of the year from Amazon.com and was praised by Richard Ford, Janet Fitch, and many others. Kiefer is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize for his short fiction and is the contributing editor at ZYZZYVA. Upcoming book-length work includes the novella, One Day Soon Time Will Have No Place Left to Hide (Nouvella), and the novel Kingdom of Wolves (Liveright / W.W. Norton). He lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada northeast of Sacramento, California with his wife and sons.