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Award-winning author Elsa Sjunneson discusses her book “Being Seen”
Elsa Sjunneson discusses “Being Seen”

Elsa Sjunneson, Washington State Book Award Winner and author of “Being Seen: One DeafBlind Woman's Fight to End Ableism,” reads from her book and take questions from the audience.

About the book: Winner of the 2022 Washington State Book Award for Biography/Memoir, “Being Seen: One DeafBlind Woman's Fight to End Ableism,” is part memoir, part cultural criticism, part history of the DeafBlind experience. Being Seen explores how our cultural concept of disability is more myth than fact, and the damage it does to us all.

About the Author: Elsa Sjunneson, seven-time Hugo Award finalist, is a DeafBlind speculative fiction writer living in Seattle, Washington. She has been published in CNN Opinion, The Boston Globe, Metro UK, and Tor. Her work has been praised as “eloquence and activism” in lockstep and can be found all over the internet.

The Washington State Book Awards are a partnership of The Washington Center for the Book (an affiliate of The Library of Congress Center for the Book administered by Washington State Library) and The Seattle Public Library.

Presented by Seattle Public Library, Washington Center for the Book and Braille Library, and Washington State Library.

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