Los Angeles Book Club: A Place for Us
PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our November Book Club to discuss A Place for Us by Read the Resistance author Fatima Farheen Mirza. Hosted by Neelanjana Banerjee.
“With her deeply compassionate view, Mirza dignifies terrain often desecrated by contemporary culture: maternity, faith, the bonds of community, the yearning for goodness, and our duty to others.” —Charmaine Craig, author of Miss Burma
Free and open to all, both PEN America Members and non-Members. Specialty cocktails will be offered all night, and happy hour prices are available.
Members of the Book Club receive a 15 percent discount when purchasing the current book club title at The Last Bookstore.
Neelanjana Banerjee‘s writing has appeared widely in publications like Prairie Schooner, PANK Magazine, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Rumpus, Teen Vogue, Weird Sister, and more. She is the co-editor of the poetry anthologies Indivisible, the first ever collection of South Asian American poetry, and The Coiled Serpent, a collection of LA poetry published by Tia Chucha Press. She is the managing editor of Kaya Press, a nonprofit publishing company dedicated to innovative Asian American and Asian diasporic literature, and she teaches writing in the Asian American Studies Department at UCLA and through Writing Workshops Los Angeles. She is at work on a novel.
Fatima Farheen Mirza was born and raised in California. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. Her debut novel, A Place for Us, was an instant New York Times best-seller.