Writers & Scholars Event: Monique Truong, Kirk Writer-in-Residence


Please join us for our third Writers & Scholars event of the semester, as Monique Truong, Kirk Writer-in-Residence, gives a reading from her work.

Monique Truong is the author of two novels, Bitter in the Mouth (Random House, 2010) and The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin, 2003). Bitter in the Mouth, one reviewer writes, “uses the tension between outsider and insider as a way of examining a tightly knit, indeed claustrophobic, family and village,” while The Book of Salt narrates the story of the Gertrude Stein and Alice P. Toklas household in Paris during the 1920s from the perspective of their Vietnamese cook, Binh. Truong is also a co-editor of Watermark: An Anthology of Vietnamese American Poetry & Prose (Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 1998). Among other honors, she was awarded the Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. Book signing to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of English & The James T. & Ella Rather Kirk Fund

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Luchsinger Fireplace Lounge, Alston Campus Center

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