The Collected Schizophrenias
Esmé Weijun Wang & Larissa Pham
The Collected Schizophrenias

Join us for a special reading and conversation by novelist Esmé Weijun Wang, whose bestselling new essay collection The Collected Schizophrenias (Gray Wolf 2019) is a “riveting, honest, and courageously allows for complexities in the reality of what living with illness is like” (NPR). Don’t miss this nuanced discussion of mental health with Wang, a Whiting Award-winner named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists. She’ll be in conversation with poet Larissa Pham.


Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), for which she won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. The New Yorker writers: “Drawing on scientific literature, pop culture, and her own experience, [Esmé Weijun Wang] discusses a range of conditions affecting some five per cent of Americans. . . . Fragmented by design, the book’s structure heightens the immediacy of its testimony.” Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco, and can be found at and on Twitter @esmewang.

Larissa Pham is the author of Fantasian, a New Lovers novella from Badlands Unlimited. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Paris Review Daily, POETRY, Art in America, Bookforum, Guernica, The Nation, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Verso, Adult Mag, New York Magazine, ELLE, The Rumpus, and The Hairpin. She was an inaugural 2017 Yi Dae Up fellowship recipient from the Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat.

This event will be livestreamed on the Asian American Writers’ Facebook page.

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The Collected Schizophrenias

Esmé Weijun Wang & Larissa Pham
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:30 PM
Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W. 27th Street
New York NY 10001
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