|Sep 29, 2023 (UTC-5)|
2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Join Novelist Lan Samantha Chang, winner of the 2023 Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, at the Asia Plaza in Cleveland for an exclusive and captivating conversation. The Cleveland Foundation and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards proudly present this event, where Chang will delve into the intricacies of her award-winning novel, "The Family Chao." Drawing inspiration from Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic "The Brothers Karamazov," Chang skillfully weaves together a tale set in the fictional town of Haven, Wisconsin, centered around the family operating the local Chinese restaurant. Esteemed author Joyce Carol Oates describes Chang's work as "an outstanding piece of fiction," unmatched in ambition and accomplishment. Meanwhile, Rita Dove praises the book's multifaceted nature. In addition to the stimulating conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to sample delectable dishes from Li Wah's kitchen. For those interested in purchasing a copy of "The Family Chao," books will be available for sale on-site, courtesy of Mac's Backs. Furthermore, a book signing session will follow the event, providing the chance to have your copy personally signed by the talented Lan Samantha Chang. As part of Cleveland Book Week, this event is a highlight among a series of September gatherings celebrating the achievements of our other 2023 Anisfield-Wolf winners. Presented in collaboration with the Great Lakes African American Writers Conference and Literary Cleveland, this week-long celebration promises an enriching literary experience. Don't miss out on Cleveland Book Week 2023 – visit anisfield-wolf.org/bookweek for a comprehensive schedule of events. Admission is free, and the event takes place on September 29th.