Tuesday, December 17, 7:00PM, Reading, Asian American Writers’ Workshop, 112 West 27th Street, Sixth floor, New York NY 10001, 212.494.006, Sex, Love, and Scandal: A Reading & Conversation with Shereen El Feki & Timothy Liu
Born 1960 in Srirangam, India. Grew up in St. Louis, MO and Rockland County, NY. Attended Stella Maris College; Graduate of Vassar College and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Buoyed by generous fellowships from The North County Paden Institute for Writers of Color, The Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College, The W.K. Rose Foundation at Vassar College, and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.
Three novels from Alfred A. Knopf: The Journey (1990); Inheritance (1998); and As Sweet As Honey (2013). English-language editions from HarperCollinsIndia, Secker & Warburg UK, & Vintage UK. Translations in French; German; Greek; and Japanese. Selected as one of 52 Finalists in Granta’s 1995 Best Young American Novelists under Forty campaign for The Journey. Inheritance was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Book. Essays and short fiction in Antaeus, Black Renaissance, Bombay Gin, Half and Half: Writers on Biracialism & Biculturalism, Glamour, Mississippi Review, and Newsday-Long Island.
Taught fiction and essay writing at Vassar College; University of Missouri-Columbia; University of California-San Diego; University of California-Santa Cruz; Long Island University-Southampton; Lesley University; New College of California; the University of Colorado-Boulder; Naropa University; and at Emerson College.
Believes one can never read too much.