BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Inprint - ECPv4.9.12//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Inprint X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://inprinthouston.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Inprint BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20160313T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20161106T070000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20160328T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20160328T210000 DTSTAMP:20211203T074445 CREATED:20150716T170348Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190717T145932Z UID:5060-1459193400-1459198800@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Inprint Mat Johnson & Helen Oyeyemi Reading DESCRIPTION:MAT JOHNSON “is one of the funniest writers in America…. [He] gets at the heart of what it means to be a person—and he does so with more skill\, generosity and\, yes\, love\, than just about anyone else writing fiction today” (NPR). Johnson is author of four novels\, including Pym\, Hunting in Harlem\, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award\, and Drop; the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot; and three graphic novels\, including Incognegro. Dwight Garner in The New York Times says his most recent novel Loving Day “is about being blackish in America\, a subject about which Mr. Johnson has emerged as satirist\, historian\, spy\, social media trickster…. a powerful comic observer…. always worth reading on the topics of race and privilege.” Johnson was the first USA James Baldwin Fellow and has won the John Dos Passos Prize for Literature. He teaches at the UH Creative Writing Program.\nHELEN OYEYEMI “is one of our most exciting\, witty\, and questioning novelists as well as quite simply a writer of sentences so elegant that they gleam” (Times Literary Supplement). Oyeyemi’s novel Boy\, Snow\, Bird\, loosely based on Snow White\, became a 2014 New York Times Notable Book and was described by Kirkus Reviews as “riveting\, brilliant\, and emotionally rich…. this masterpiece… captures both the complexities of racial and gender identity in the 20th century and the more intimate complexities of love in all its guises.” Her other works include the novels The Icarus Girl (written while in high school); White Is for Witching\, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; and Mr. Fox\, which won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013 Oyeyemi was named one of Granta’s “Best Young British Novelists.” She will read from What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours\, her new story collection coming out in March 2016.\nReading followed by an on-stage interview\, book sale and signing. To order books by Mat Johnson and Helen Oyeyemi at a discount click here. To submit questions for Mat Johnson and Helen Oyeyemi click here. To learn more about the 2015/2016 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Series click here.\nLINKS:\n“You get a cookie for being offended: Mat Johnson on the fine art of racial satire\,” by Laura Miller in Salon.com\n“Novelist Mat Johnson Explores the ‘Optical Illusion’ of Being Biracial\,” an interview on NPR.org\nA Review of Loving Day by Baz Dreisinger in The New York Times Sunday Review of Books\n“Proving My Blackness\,” by Mat Johnson\, in the Lives column of The New York Times Magazine\n“The Professionally Haunted Life of Helen Oyeyemi\,” an interview by Annalisa Quinn on NRP.org\nA Review of Snow\, Boy\, Bird in The New York Times Sunday Review of Books\nAn interview with Helen Oyeyemi in The Guardian\nHelen Oyeyemi Interviews Kelly Link\, in the Los Angeles Review of Books\n \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-mat-johnson-helen-oyeyemi-reading/ LOCATION:Cullen Theater\, Wortham Center\, 501 Texas Avenue\, Houston\, TX\, United States CATEGORIES:2020/2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Johnson-and-Oyeyemi.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR