Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Susan Faludi (In the Darkroom, Backlash) delivers the Festival’s closing address. She explores the theme of refuge, from the metaphorical shelter of books to the basic physical safety that millions seek today. Refuge, even more than freedom, has become the principle issue rocking our societies. Susan confronted the quandaries of refuge through the struggles of her father – who survived the Holocaust and later changed gender identity – bringing her experience to bear on urgent questions. When is refuge real and when is it illusory? And who among us doesn’t seek it? 

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Susan Faludi (International)

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Susan Faludi is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of the bestselling Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man, and The Terror Dream: Myth and Misogyny in an Insecure America, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Her most recent book, In the Darkroom, won the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction and was named one of the top ten best books of the year by The New York Times. Faludi's work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harper’s, and many other publications.