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Some Favorite Writers: Maxine Hong Kingston

Thursday Jan 27, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

Co-presented by the UCLA "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities

Her prose is masterly, at times nearly overwhelming in its descriptive power…The world—and not just the world of literature—owes Maxine Hong Kingston a huge debt of gratitude. Washington Post

Maxine Hong Kingston’s first book, The Woman Warrior, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976, making her a literary celebrity. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award in 1981. Both books are widely taught in literature and other classes. Her most recent books include a collection of essays, Hawai‘i One Summer, and her latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace. Kingston is currently senior lecturer emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.

This reading was organized by Dr. Shu-mei Shih, UCLA Professor of Comparative Literature And Co-director of the Mellon Postdoctoral Program.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.