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Meet the Author: Rebecca Kuang

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Meet the Author: Rebecca Kuang
by Richland Library Main
Friday, Nov 15th @ 7pm
All Ages — FREE

Note: This is NOT a Cola City event

Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Rebecca F. Kuang will discuss her recent works Babel: An Arcane History and Yellowface as part of Richland Library’s Broader Bookshelf program. The author talk will be followed by a reception, book sale, and book signing.

The Broader Bookshelf Reading Challenge encourages readers to expand their bookshelves and seek out new authors and challenging subjects. Ms. Rebecca F. Kuang will share her work and talk about the themes of student revolutions, colonial resistance, diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation.

This is an after-hours event and registration is not required. The library will close as usual at 6:00 p.m. and will reopen at 6:30 p.m. for attendees of Meet the Author: Rebecca Kuang.

Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy and Babel: An Arcane History.  Babelcover art for Babel by R F Kuanga thematic response to The Secret History and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, grapples with student revolutions, colonial resistance, and the use of language and translation as the dominating tool of the British empire. It asks the question, can powerful institutions be changed from within, or does revolution always require violence?cover art for Yellowface by R F Kuang

Her most recent novel, Yellowface, young writer Juniper Song becomes an overnight sensation – but she is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American. Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. It’s a timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.

A Marshall Scholar, she has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale, where she studies diaspora, contemporary Chinese literature, and Asian American literature.

More info about this event can be found HERE.


November 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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