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A Conversation with G. Willow Wilson


G. Willow Wilson Currently, is author of the Hugo Award-winning comic book series Ms Marvel for Marvel comics, which stars Kamala Khan as a nerdy, comic-book-loving muslim Pakistani-American teenage superhero from Jersey City, New Jersey. Wilson's debut novel, Alif the Unseen, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. In 2010, she wrote a memoir called The Butterfly Mosque about love, Islam and life in Egypt during the waning years of the Mubarak regime. In 2015, she received a special commendation for innovation in graphic literature at the PEN Center USA Literary Awards. 

G. Willow Wilson was in Spokane as a visiting speaker at the Spokane Community College Hagan Foundation Center for the Humanities, and she stopped by the SPR studio to talk with Chris Maccini.

Chris Maccini previously worked at SPR as Morning Edition host and producing arts and special programming such as The Bookshelf, Poetry Moment, Northwest Arts Review, special features and more.