Nathacha Appanah, Hanif Kureishi, And Amitava Kumar

Monday, April 25, 2011

Is it just me or are the good folks down at the The Asian American Writers' Workshop just that much more literay than I'll ever be? I know the answer to that question but I thought I'd pose it anyway, mostly for me, just because at least then I can respond to my own question putting letters together, which make sentences, which at the end of the day helps in me sounding like a somewhat coherent individual.

And not so much like an illiterate dumbass.

Always wanted to dine with literary superstars?

On Wednesday (4/27) at 12:30PM, we are hosting a lunch with celebrated novelist and screenplay writer Hanif Kureishi. Author Amitava Kumar will lead the conversation with Kureishi at fine-dining Indian restaurant Yuva. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance online to indulge in dosas, curries, and literary chit-chat with two of the world's most prominent South Asian writers.

And next Saturday (4/30)M, Nathacha Appanah, who the New York Times Book Review has proclaimed "a beautiful new voice," will read from her award-winning novel, The Last Brother, alongside playwright Ranbir Sidhu and Lebanese visual artist and writer Youmna Chlala.