Karen Shepard & Anne Ishii

Monday, June 24, 7:30 PM
Blogger/Author Pairings:
Karen Shepard, author of The Celestials
In conversation with Anne Ishii, blogger at the Asian American Writers Workshop's blog The Margins
Introduction by series curator Ron Hogan of Beatrice.comOur ongoing Blogger/Author Pairings series features conversations between authors and bloggers who share territories, passions, and preoccupations. Combining historical and fictional elements, Karen Shepard’s novel The Celestials beautifully reimagines the story of seventy-five Chinese laborers who arrived in North Adams, Massachusetts in June of 1870. Author Darin Strauss writes, “Karen Shepard’s The Celestials is historical fiction that transcends—that bounds over—the genre…. Shepard is one of our best writers and this will be the novel that definitively proves it.” Shepard talks about her book and the Chinese-American experience with Anne Ishii, who blogs for the Asian American Writers Workshop. The event is introduced by Blogger/Author Pairings curator Ron Hogan, creator of the seminal literary blog Beatrice.com.   

Event date: 

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
The Celestials Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935639558
Availability: Special Order; please call or email to confirm availability
Published: Tin House Books - June 11th, 2013