Apr 21st 2021

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Join us as we welcome Anjali Enjeti, R.O. Kwon, and Suchitra Vijayan for a talk about their books, activism, and upending the stereotype of the quiet submissive Asian woman.

This event will be streamed via YouTube Live. Register for a link to view to be emailed to you the day of the event.

Anjali Enjeti is a former attorney, organizer, and award-winning journalist based near Atlanta. She is the author of the essay collection Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change, and a novel, The Parted Earth. Her writing about politics, social justice, and books has appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR, ZORA, Courier Newsroom, Mic, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Nation, and elsewhere. She is the co-founder of They See Blue Georgia, an organization for South Asian Democrats, and in 2020, she served on the Georgia Biden-Harris AAPI Leadership Council.

R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead, and it is being translated into seven languages. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, The Incendiaries received the Housatonic Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize, and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize. Kwon’s writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, New York Magazine, NPR, and elsewhere. Named by The New York Times as one of four “writers to watch,” she has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Kwon and Garth Greenwell co-edited the bestselling Kink, an anthology, published by S&S.

Suchitra Vijayan was born and raised in Madras, India. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, GQ, The Boston Review, The Hindu, and Foreign Policy. A Barrister by training, she previously worked for the United Nations war crimes tribunals in Yugoslavia and Rwanda before co-founding the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo, which gives legal aid to Iraqi refugees. She is an award-winning photographer, the founder, and executive director of the Polis Project, a hybrid research and journalism organization. Her book Midnight’s Borders: A People’s History of Modern India published by Melville House is forthcoming.

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