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Lily King and Chang-rae Lee will give short readings from their new novels Writers & Lovers and My Year Abroad, followed by a conversation with a writer. For more information on the 2020-2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series click here.
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Lily King is, according to Madeline Miller, “one of our great literary treasures.” After graduate school she took a job as a high school English teacher in Valencia, Spain, and began writing her first novel. Eight years, 10 more moves across the U.S., and many bookstore, restaurant, and teaching jobs later, it was published as The Pleasing Hour, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of a Whiting Award. Her other novels include The English Teacher, a Publishers Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year; Father of the Rain, winner of the New England Book Award and Publishers Weekly Best Novel of the Year; and Euphoria, named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by The New York Times Book Review, in which Emily Eakin, on the front page, called it “a taut, witty, fiercely intelligent tale of competing egos and desires in a landscape of exotic menace.” King joins us to read from and talk about her new novel Writers & Lovers, which “captures the agita of an early-life crisis and the eccentricities of a writer’s life, spiking the narrative with wit, sumptuous imagery, and hilarious skewerings of literary elitism” (People). “Writers & Lovers made me happy,” says Ann Patchett. “Even as the narrator grieves the loss of her mother and struggles to make art and keep a roof over her head, the novel is suffused with hopefulness and kindness.” King lives in Portland, Maine.
Of Chang-rae Lee’s 2014 novel, On Such a Full Sea, Porochista Khakpour wrote in The Los Angeles Times: “I’ve never been a fan of grand hyperbolic declarations in book reviews, but… I have no choice but to ask: Who is a greater novelist than Chang-rae Lee today?” His four earlier critically acclaimed novels include Native Speaker, his debut, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award; A Gesture Life, recipient of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; Aloft, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature; and The Surrendered, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize – “masterful, … burst with drama and human anguish as it documents the ravages and indelible effects of war.” Lee joins us to read from and talk about My Year Abroad, his exuberant and entertaining new novel about the people we meet who change our lives forever, and a brilliant satire/fable about entrepreneurship and the American dream. Publishers Weekly calls Lee “a world builder of the highest order,” and Khakpour notes, “Lee understands America more than almost any writer I’ve ever read.” He teaches writing at Stanford University.