Join us at the KGB Bar for our monthly reading, featuring Alexander Chee, Lisa Ko, and Sunil Yapa!
Alexander Chee is the author of the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, (out April 17) and the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh. He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College, contributing editor at The New Republic, an editor at large at the Virginia Quarterly Review, and a critic at large at the Los Angeles Times.
Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel which was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction and won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, O. Magazine, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. Born in Queens and raised in Jersey, she lives in Brooklyn.
Sunil Yapa is the author of the acclaimed novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist. The winner of the 2010 Asian American short story award, Yapa’s work has appeared in Guernica, American Short Fiction, The Margins, Hyphen, LitHub and others. The biracial son of a Sri Lankan father and a mother from Montana, Yapa has lived around the world, including The Netherlands, Thailand, Greece, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, China, and India, as well as, London, Montreal, and New York City.
This event is free and open to the public.