The Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents a virtual event celebrating the paperback launch of Elaine Hsieh Chou’s DISORIENTATION. This debut novel explores a Taiwanese American woman’s coming-of-consciousness as she ignites eye-opening revelations and chaos on a college campus. The hilarious satire is an examination of privilege and power in America, described by Alexander Chee as “wickedly funny and knowing,” where “Chou’s dagger wit is sure-eyed, intent on what feels like a decolonization of her protagonist, if not the reader, that just might set her free.” Elaine will be joined in conversation by author Sabrina Imbler.
This event will be streamed on Zoom Webinar. Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the event. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY: This event will be captioned.
Elaine Hsieh Chou is a Taiwanese American writer from California. Her debut novel DISORIENTATION was a New York Times Editors’ Choice Book, a Malala Book Club Pick and an Indie Next Pick. A 2017 Rona Jaffe Graduate Fellow at NYU and a 2021 NYFA Artist Fellow, her Pushcart Award-winning short fiction appears in Guernica, Tin House Online, Ploughshares, AAWW’s The Margins and The Atlantic. Her short story collection WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM is forthcoming from Penguin Press.
Sabrina Imbler is a science writer living in Brooklyn. They are the author of the essay collection How Far the Light Reaches and the chapbook Dyke (geology). Imbler is a staff writer at Defector Media, an employee-owned sports and culture site, where they write blogs about creatures and the natural world.