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Miami Book Fair: Melissa Fu and Tsering Yangzom Lama In Conversation
November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Miami Book Fair 2022 presents Melissa Fu on Peach Blossom Spring and Tsering Yangzom Lama on We Measure the Earth with Our Bodies, in conversation with author Shruti Swamy of The Archer: A Novel. Spanning continents and generations, Fu’s book offers a bold look at the history of modern China told through the story of one family–an American daughter who wants to understand her heritage, and her Chinese father who refuses to talk about his childhood. In We Measure the Earth With Our Bodies, Lama spans 50 years and three generations including the plight of two Tibetan sisters, their life in exile, stories of survival, and their desperate holding on to culture and family. And In Swamy’s The Archer, a young girl peeks into a classroom where children learn kathak, a centuries-old dance form that requires the utmost discipline and focus–and soon, becomes the organizing principle of her life. This program will be available on demand at MiamiBookFairOnline.com.
Melissa Fu grew up in Northern New Mexiso and has lived in Texas, Colorado, New York, Ohio, and Washington. She now lives near Cambridge, England with her husband and children. Tsering Yangzom Lama was born and raised in Nepal to exiled Tibetan parents. She has since lived in Vancouver, Toronto, and New York. Her writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, and Grain, as well as several anthologies. She is the co-founder of Lhakar Diaries, a leading English-language blog among Tibetan youth in exile. Shruti Swamy is the author of the story collection A House is a Body, which was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize and longlisted for the Story Prize. The Archer: A Novel was listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize and won the California Book Award for fiction. She is the recipient of a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This event is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant in partnership with the Miami Dade College Foundation.
November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm -
November 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm