Emerging Voices: Critically Acclaimed Debut Novels

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Fri. March 24, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Authors Viet Dinh (After Disasters), Emily Fridlund (History of Wolves), and Jung Yun (Shelter) discuss their acclaimed debut novels, taking readers from the woods of northern Minnesota to post-earthquake India and behind closed doors in family homes everywhere.

Why should you attend?

“Shocking, engaging, and moving, [After Disasters] embraces humanity in all its messy, thrilling complexity. A strong debut from an author capable of immersing the reader in a foreign world.”—Kirkus Reviews

“[A] stellar debut . . . [the] wordsmithing is fantastic, rife with vivid turns of phrase. Fridlund has elegantly crafted a striking protagonist whose dark leanings cap off the tragedy at the heart of this book, which is moving and disturbing, and which will stay with the reader.”—Publishers Weekly

Shelter is domestic drama at its best, a gripping narrative of secrets and revelations that seized me from beginning to end.”—Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sympathizer