Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Restless Books for a celebration of Priyanka Champaneri’s debut novel, The City of Good Death. Priyanka will be in conversation with special guest Marjan Kamali, author of The Stationery Shop. Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, The City of Good Death is an immersive family saga exploring death, rebirth, and redemption set in India’s holy city of Banaras.
*This event will be live-streamed on Zoom, and CART captions will be available. The first 100 RSVPs will receive access to the Zoom link via email. The event will also be live streamed on the Asian American Writers’ Workshop YouTube page for the greater public.*
PRIYANKA CHAMPANERI received her MFA in creative writing from George Mason University and has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts numerous times. She received the 2018 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for The City of Good Death, her first novel.
MARJAN KAMALI is the author of the best selling novel, The Stationery Shop, one of NPR’s best books of 2019 and Together Tea, a Massachusetts Book Award finalist. She received her MFA from New York University and her MBA from Columbia University. Her novels have been translated into a dozen languages and adapted for the stage. She teaches creative writing at GrubStreet.
Priyanka Champaneri and Marjan Kamali