He might not be female, but many of us have read his books. Please join us for an intimate evening with writer Ha Jin, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. The Workshop is proud to welcome Jin and to present the public with a rare opportunity to meet the author at a classic West Village penthouse with wraparound terrace that has hosted Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Yo-Yo Ma.
Ha Jin is the critically renowned author of five novels, including, Waiting and War Trash, as well as three collections of short stories and three books of poetry. His short story collection, The Bridegroom, won the Asian American Literary Award. He currently teaches literature at Boston University.
This special event focuses on Jin’s newest book, Writer as Migrant, published by the University of Chicago Press. In his first work of nonfiction, Jin writes three interconnected essays and tackles issues relating to being a migrant writer. The San Francisco Chronicle finds that “Though the issues are weighty, Jin’s prose is straightforward and welcoming…. In this poignant and provocative book, Jin takes us on this journey [to our envisioned homelands], revealing paths laid by migrant writers before him and perhaps by those who will follow.”
Reading and Cocktail Reception in support of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Home of Virginia Davies and Willard Taylor
299 West 12th Street #PHA
New York, New York 10014
off 8th Avenue
For more information and to purchase tickets visit: www.aaww.org/hajin