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Edwidge Danticat | Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work with Linh Dinh | Love Like Hate

Thu, November 4, 2010 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat is the author of Oprah Book Club selection Breath, Eyes, Memory, the National Book Award finalist Krik? Krak!, and Brother, I’m Dying, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. A MacArthur Fellowship recipient, Pushcart Prize winner, and named one of the Best Young American Novelists by Granta, Danticat is “a writer whose stunning talents continue to soar and amaze,” writes the Boston Globe. Create Dangerously examines art and exile, exploring what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis.

An author, poet, editor, and translator, Linh Dinh left his native country of Vietnam as a child in 1975. He studied painting at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts and went on to receive a Pew Foundation grant, the David T. Wong Fellowship, and, most recently, the Asian American Literary Award. He is the author of two collections of stories, Fake House and Blood and Soap (a Village Voice's Best Books of 2004) and four books of poems, including Borderless Bodies, and Jam Alerts. Love Like Hate, his debut novel, is a dysfunctional family saga centered on a couple who marries in Saigon during the Vietnam War.

 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341