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This Asian-American Life - Columbia APA Heritage Month Reading

  • Book Culture 536 West 112nd Street New York, NY (map)

As a nod to NPR's "This American Life," APAHM presents "This Asian-American Life," an evening reading with award-winning writers HUA HSU, TANWI NANDINI ISLAM, LARISSA PHAM, and TONY TULATHIMUTTE.

Hear them read about their personal experiences as Asian Americans, and through their storytelling, celebrate and reflect on what it means to be Asian-American.

This is a FREE event! Refreshments will be served.

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.

Earlier Event: April 21
Vassar Reading
Later Event: May 10
Selected Shorts