The Ha Jin Visiting Lecturer Series featuring Gish Jen

7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Please join us for a reception and reading with award-winning author Gish Jen! The reading will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing. The author of six previous books, Gish Jen has published work in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies. Her fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four times, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Nominated for a National Book Critics’ Circle Award, her work was featured in a PBS American Masters’ special on the American novel, and is widely taught. Jen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study fellowship, and numerous other awards. An American Academy of Arts and Letters jury comprised of John Updike, Cynthia Ozick, Don DeLillo, and Joyce Carol Oates granted her a five-year Mildred and Harold Strauss Living award; Jen delivered the William E. Massey, Sr. Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University in 2012. Her most recent book is The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap.