This April, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop will convene writers Lisa Hsiao Chen and Anelise Chen in conversation to celebrate the publication of Lisa’s debut novel, Activities of Daily Living. A deeply moving novel exploring the connections between working and living, this is a “beguiling and brilliant meditation on what it means to live and die” (Viet Thanh Nguyen).
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.
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This event will be captioned, and will include ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.
Lisa Hsiao Chen is the author of the novel Activities of Daily Living and Mouth, a book of poems. She’s received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers Award and has held fellowships and residencies at the Center for Fiction and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She was born in Taiwan and now lives and works and Brooklyn.
Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. She is currently at work on a memoir, Clam Down (One World), based on her mollusk column for the Paris Review. In 2019, she was a National Book Foundation “5 under 35” honoree. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University.
Lisa Hsiao Chen, Anelise Chen