Wednesday, November 28th | Cornelia Street Cafe
Join two of the most captivating voices in contemporary fiction for an evening of storytelling at Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village. Award-winning novelists, Cathy Chung and Téa Obreht both have second novels forthcoming, and both are known to delight their audiences. This is one is not to be missed.
CATHERINE CHUNG was born in Evanston, IL, and grew up in New York, New Jersey, and Michigan. Writing has been her life-long passion, but as an undergraduate she indulged in a brief, one-sided affair with mathematics at the University of Chicago followed by a few years in Santa Monica working at a think tank by the sea.
Forgotten Country was published by Riverhead Books in March 2012, and won an Honorable Mention for the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award. It was also picked for Booklist‘s Top 10 Debut Novels of 2012, and Bookpage’s and The San Francisco Chronicle‘s Best Books of 2012 lists. Catherine is the recipient of a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, a Granta New Voice, and a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine.
TÉA OBREHT was born in Belgrade, in the former Yugoslavia, in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction, and was a National Book Award Finalist and an international bestseller. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading, and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Vogue and Esquire. She was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty. In 2013, she was the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. A recipient of the 2016 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she lives in New York City and teaches at Hunter College.