Bringing Asian Stories to the World 座談處女作
Hong Kong author Xu Xi introduces three Asian/Asian-American women writers whose first books have taken the literary world by storm, and talks about their journeys to publishing success. C Pam Zhang’s Booker Prize longlisted debut How Much of These Hills is Gold, is a haunting adventure story set in the American gold rush that reimagines history while exploring race and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim also illustrates the devastating realities of being an immigrant in America through the relationship of a mother and daughter who have struggled all their lives to understand each other. In The Mountains Sing, Vietnamese poet and author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai tells an enveloping, multigenerational family tale set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War that has received international acclaim. Xu Xi, C Pam Zhang, Nancy Jooyoun Kim and Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai will all join virtually. In ENGLISH, and available 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao.
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香港作家許素細將介紹三位第一本書就已席捲文學界的作家。 C Pam Zhang的Booker Prize入圍小說《How Much of These Hills is Gold》是個令人難忘的冒險故事，講述美國淘金熱中的歷史，同時也探索了種族以及允許移民歸屬的問題。 Nancy Jooyoun Kim 在《The Last Story of Mina Lee》中還通過一對難以理解彼此的母女關係，說明成為美國移民的毀滅性現實。 在受到國際讚譽的《The Mountains Sing》中，越南詩人和作家 Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai 以越南戰爭期間作為故事背景，講述一個家庭家庭多代的故事。 Xu Xi, C Pam Zhang, Nancy Jooyoun Kim 和 Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai 將會線上參與。節目以英語進行, 中文字幕將於24小時後提供在線上觀看。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Nancy Jooyoun Kim is the New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST STORY OF MINA LEE, a Reese’s Book Club pick.
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is the author of eight books of poetry, short fiction and nonfiction in Vietnamese.
Born in Beijing but mostly an artifact of the United States, C Pam Zhang has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home.
XU XI 許素細 www.xuxiwriter.com was born and raised in Hong Kong of the fifties and sixties, and, until late 2018, has split most of her life between the city and New York.