Asian American Studies Lecture Series: Karan Mahajan and Jenny Xie

Date: 
03/25/2020 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
McCormick 101
Speakers: 
Karan Mahajan and Jenny Xie https://ams.princeton.edu/events/asian-american-studies-lecture-series/karan-mahajan-jenny-xie

Since 2015, the Asian American Studies Lecture Series has brought speakers from across the arts, humanities, and social sciences to Princeton to explore diverse aspects of this continually evolving field.

In 2019-20, in collaboration with the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of English, the series is dedicated to contemporary Asian American letters, to showcase the recent explosion of Asian American creative writers and to highlight the expansive geopolitical diversity of what constitutes Asian American letters today.

Karan Mahajan is the author of Family Planning, a finalist for the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and The Association of Small Bombs, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award, won the 2017 Young Lions Fiction Award from the NYPL, and was named one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2016. In 2017, he was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. His reporting and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Republic, The New Yorker online, and other venues. He is an assistant professor at Brown University. 

Jenny Xie is the author of Eye Level, a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry and the PEN Open Book Award, and recipient of the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and Tin House, among other publications. She lives in New York.