112th: Hua Hsu, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Tony Tulathimutte
Please join Book Culture and Columbia University's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Friday, April 21st at 7pm for a reading with Hua Hsu, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Larissa Pham, and Tony Tulathimutte.
Hua Hsu teaches at Vassar College and contributes to the New Yorker. He serves on the board of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. His first book, "A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific," was published last year.
Tanwi Nandini Islam is the author of Bright Lines (Penguin 2015), a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, Edmund White Debut Fiction Award, the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, and the inaugural selection of the First Lady of NYC's Gracie Book Club. Nandini Islam is the founder of Hi Wildflower, a fragrance and beauty house. A graduate of Brooklyn College MFA and Vassar College, she lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Larissa Pham is a writer and antiviolence advocate. Her work has appeared in Guernica, The Paris Review Daily, the Nation, Dazed, and elsewhere. She is the author of Fantasian, a novella from Badlands Unlimited.
Tony Tulathimutte’s novel Private Citizens was called “the first great millennial novel” by New York Magazine. A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he has written for The New York Times, VICE, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, N+1, Playboy, The Paris Review, and many others. He has received an O. Henry Award and a MacDowell Fellowship, and appeared as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Columbia Univeristy APAHM (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month) commits itself to organizing a wide range of programs for the month of April, Columbia's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, in order to bring broader awareness of the Asian American/ APIA community and its rich history to campus. Every year, APAHMs events all take place during April, which is APA Heritage Month here at Columbia. During that month, APAHM celebrates the culture, investigates the issues, and showcases the talents of Asian Pacific Islander Americans within and beyond our community.
learn more about APAHM at Columbia at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/apahm/index.html