Gish Jen

Department of English Writers Series: Gish Jen

Mar 22
Location TBD

"No paraphrase could capture the intelligence of Gish Jen’s prose, its epigrammatic sweep and swiftness…. The author just keeps coming at you line after stunning line."

The New York Times Book Review

Join the Department of English for a reading with Q&A and book signing with novelist Gish Jen — author of the National Book Critics' Circle Award–nominated Typical AmericanGish Jen is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute and the Guggenheim Foundation as well as of a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction and of a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her short work has appeared in the New Yorker and other magazines, and has been included in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century. She delivered the William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies at Harvard University, where she is currently a visiting professor.

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