GISH JEN with ERIC LIU
A thoroughly engaging evening is in store as one of our closest longtime ‘visiting’ author friends, Gish Jen, is joined by one of our best here in Seattle in Eric Liu, this conversation occasioned by the publication of Gish Jen’s new non-fiction book, The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (Knopf). One of our finest fiction writers as the award-winning author of three novels and a book of stories, she has been here for each of these books over the years: Typical American, World and Town, The Love Wife, Who’s Irish?, and Mona in the Promised Land. The Girl at the Baggage Claim also is in some ways an extension of ground covered in her most recent book, given as a series of lectures at Harvard, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self.
“A beautifully observed book with a perfect, light tone, The Girl at the Baggage Claim poignantly captures the personal tussle between independence and interdependence so many of us are caught in. A must read for anyone navigating the East-West divide.” —Priya Natarajan.
Helping make this evening even more enjoyable will be Eric Liu, who will be holding forth later in the month when his own new book is released, You’re More Powerful Than You Think.