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Fiction Addiction Reading with PEN American Center

PEN American Center joins Fiction Addiction for a night of readings by an array of compelling writers: Chang-rae Lee, Cathy Chung, and Mona Awad.

Chang-rae Lee is the author of Native Speaker, winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction, A Gesture Life, and Aloft. His 2010 novel The Surrendered won the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a nominated finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His new novel On Such a Full Sea was published in January of 2014.

Cathy Chung is the author of Forgotten Country, which was published by Riverhead Books in March 2012, and won an Honorable Mention for the 2013 PEN/Hemingway Award. It was also picked for Booklist‘s Top 10 Debut Novels of 2012, and Bookpage’s and The San Francisco Chronicle‘s Best Books of 2012 lists. Catherine is the recipient of a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing, a Granta New Voice, and a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Adelphi University, and currently lives in New York City.

Mona Awad‘s fiction has appeared in McSweeney’s, Joyland, St. Petersburg Review, The Walrus, and elsewhere. She is currently pursuing an MFA in fiction at Brown University.