Tommy Orange received the PEN/Hemingway Award, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, and the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize for There There. A New York Times bestselling author and recent graduate from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing By Writers Fellow. He is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and was born and raised in Oakland, California.
During his visit to Philadelphia, Mr. Orange will be in conversation with 6ABC's Tamala Edwards at the One Book Kickoff event on January 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library. This event is free and open to the public.