Fireside Chat with Gish Jen: Tiger Writing

Fireside Chat with Gish Jen

Thu, May 09, 2013 | 4:30pm Thu, May 09, 2013 - Thu, May 09, 2013
Fireside Chat with Gish Jen: Tiger Writing
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, Jen is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, as well as of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike, and was featured in a PBS American Masters' special on the American novel. In 2003, an American Academy of Arts and Letters jury comprised of John Updike, Cynthia Ozick, Don DeLillo, and Joyce Carol Oates awarded her a five-year Mildred and Harold Strauss Living. In 2012, Harvard University invited her to give the Massey lectures in the History of American Civilization. The author of five books of fiction, Jen has just published her first book of nonfiction, based on those lectures. This is entitled Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self.

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