The Past is Not for Living In: Gish Jen and Meng Jin
Gish Jen, Meng Jin
The Past is Not for Living In: Gish Jen and Meng Jin

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Join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop for our first event of the new year: a joint paperback launch of Gish Jen’s The Resisters and Meng Jin’s Little Gods. These two novels, released in early 2020, sketch out a dystopian near future that takes aim at several current catastrophes, and examine history, absence, and the passage of time as filtered through the individual immigrant experience. Together, these works break new ground for the dystopian and immigrant novels, and we hope you will join us as Gish and Meng discuss their work and craft.

Books are for sale thanks to our friends at Books Are Magic, and can be purchased here.

*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.*

Gish Jen is the author of four previous novels, a story collection, and two works of nonfiction. Her honors include the Lannan Literary Award for fiction and the Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She delivered the William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies at Harvard University. She teaches from time to time in China and otherwise lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Meng Jin was born in Shanghai and lives in San Francisco. A Kundiman Fellow, she is a graduate of Harvard and Hunter College. Little Gods is her first novel.

 

 

 

The title of this event is taken from the epigraph of Meng Jin’s Little Gods, and is a quote from John Berger’s Ways of Seeing.

The Past is Not for Living In: Gish Jen and Meng Jin

Gish Jen, Meng Jin
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
7:00 PM
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