Brentwood - Thursday February 9th at 6:30 pm - Patricia Engel with PEN America and Jean Chen Ho discusses and signs "The Faraway World".

Join us, in partnership with PEphoto of Patricia Engel and Jean Chen Ho N America, on Thursday February 9th at 6:30 pm as we welcome Patricia Engel to the store to discuss and sign The Faraway World. Joining her in conversation will be Jean Chen Ho. 

This event is free to attend and will be held in the courtyard at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood.

From Patricia Engel, whose novel Infinite Country was a New York Times bestseller and a Reese’s Book Club pick, comes an exquisite collection of ten haunting, award-winning short stories set across the Americas and linked by themes of migration, sacrifice, and moral compromise.

Patricia Engel is the author of Infinite Country, a New York Times bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection; The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; It’s Not Love, It’s Just Paris, winner of the International Latino Book Award; and Vida, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway and Young Lions Fiction Awards, New York Times Notable Book, and winner of Colombia’s national book award, the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana. She is a recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her stories appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Mystery StoriesThe O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Born to Colombian parents, and herself a dual citizen, Patricia is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Miami.

Jean Chen Ho is the author of Fiona and Jane, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR and one of TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2022. Her writing appears in New York Times Magazine, The Cut, Electric Literature, Los Angeles Times, Georgia Review, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Guernica, and elsewhere. Jean is the 2023 Mary Routt Endowed Chair of Creative Writing at Scripps College. She is a doctoral candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at USC, and she holds an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Jean is a Kundiman fellow, and has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, MacDowell, Tin House, I-Park Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center. In 2019-20, she was the W.M. Keck and George & Arlene Cheng Research Fellow at the Huntington Library, where she worked on an archival project on gender and racial violence in 19th-century Los Angeles Chinatown (the subject of her next book project). Jean is a board member at Kaya Press, an independent publisher of experimental writing from the Asian Pacific Islander diaspora. Born in Taiwan and raised in Southern California, she currently lives in Los Angeles.


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Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
225 26th St
Suite 33
Santa Monica, CA 90402
The Faraway World: Stories By Patricia Engel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982159528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 24th, 2023

Fiona and Jane By Jean Chen Ho Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593296066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - January 3rd, 2023

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