VIRTUAL - Author talk with Gish Jen

Thursday, October 67:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Join the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Resisters, Gish Jen, for a talk on her collection of short stories, Thank You Mr. Nixon. The book takes measure of the fifty years since the opening of China and its unexpected effects on the lives of ordinary people. With their profound compassion and equally profound humor, these eleven linked stories trace the intimate ways in which humans make and are made by history, capturing an extraordinary era in an extraordinary way.

About Gish Jen:

Gish Jen is the author of eight other books and has had short stories selected for The Best American Short Stories five times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John
Updike. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Her honors include a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award. Gish Jen is currently a Visiting Professor at Harvard.

This program is part of the MetroWest Readers Fest, in partnership with Wayland Free Public Library and Goodnow Library (Sudbury).

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