The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir tracks the search for a mythical, possibly nonexistent city thought to be located somewhere between the borders of Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Through the stories of its seekers, Susan Daitch gives an account of the postcolonial 20th century in a narrative Publisher’s Weekly has compared to Umberto Eco and Paul Auster. Susan Daitch has written three previous novels, as well as short fiction and essays that have appeared in McSweeney’s, Bomb, and Guernica. She has been the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction and a National Endowment of the Arts Heritage Award. "It's always a delight to discover a voice as original as Susan Daitch's,” says Salman Rushdie. She will be speaking with Emily Barton, author of The Book of Esther, which The New York Times Book Review has called "as addicting as a Jewish Game of Thrones.” Previously, her books Brookland and The Testament of Yves Gundron were both New York Times Notable Books of the Year.