Jared Yates Sexton in Conversation with Melissa Scholes Young

  • February 4, 2023

The author of The Midnight Kingdom comes to DC on Mon., Feb. 6th, at 7 p.m.!

Jared Yates Sexton in Conversation with Melissa Scholes Young
The Midnight Kingdom explores some of history’s most influential leaders and moments, beginning with the Roman Empire and racing through centuries of colonization, war, and genocide, examining notorious figures like Nero, Charlemagne, Napoleon, Charles Darwin, and Joseph Stalin. Sexton shines a light on the recurring clashes of progress and regression and identifies the current moment as one of historic inequality and fading trust in institutions–an echo of past crises. As authoritarianism gains momentum and twentieth-century progress is rolled back, Sexton calls for a reckoning with our history and the larger forces at play, to arrive at a better future and avoid a totalitarian catastrophe.

Jared Yates Sexton is the author of American Rule, The Man They Wanted Me to Be, and The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore. He will be in conversation with Melissa Scholes Young, author of the novels The Hive and Flood, and editor of Grace in Darkness and Furious Gravity, two anthologies by women writers.

Hosted by Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Learn more here.

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