Join us as we celebrate the launch of Neel Patel‘s debut novel, Tell Me How to Be, with a reading and 1:1 author conversation with Neel. This “daring, hilarious, poignant” (Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies) story of the bond between an Indian-American mother and her son, and the secrets they hold from each other is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking, and not easily forgotten.
This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
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This event will be captioned with ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.
NEEL PATEL is a first-generation Indian American who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. His debut story collection, If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi, was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and was long-listed for the Story Prize and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Tell Me How to Be is his debut novel.