Join debut and established authors, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, David Szalay and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan as they read from their new novels. The readings will be followed by an audience Q&A.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, NPR's Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, the Tin House Open Bar, the Indiana Review and she is a 2015 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich. Harmless Like You, her debut novel, is a study on identity and familial relationships.
David Szalay was born in Montreal in 1974 and moved to the UK the following year.. He went to Oxford University and has written a number of radio dramas for the BBC, as well as three previous novels. He won the Betty Trask Prize for London and the South-East, along with the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. He was named one of The Telegraph’s Top 20 British Writers under 40. In All That Man Is, he weaves the stories of nine men at different stages in their lives. He now lives in Hungary.
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan was born in Singapore and is a New York-based journalist and author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family, and edited the fiction anthology Singapore Noir. She has been a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, InStyle magazine, and the Baltimore Sun. She is presenting Sarong Party Girls. Supported by the National Arts Council of Singapore