David C. Hardesty Festival of Ideas: Campus Read Author Charles Yu Presentation, 2022

As part of the 2022 Hardesty Ideas Festival, CHARLES YUWVU Campus author Read “Interior Chinatown” will discuss his inventive novelwhich questions topics such as race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation and flight roles we are forced to play.

CHARLES YU is the author of four books, including Inner Chinatown (winner of the National Book Award 2020 for fiction), and the novel How to Live Safely in a Sci-Fi Universe (a New York Times Remarkable book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He received the 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC and HBO. His fictions and non-fictions have appeared in the new yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journaland wired, among other publications. Together with TaiwaneseAmerican.org, he established the Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu writing awards, in honor of his parents.

This event is co-sponsored by the WVU Humanities Centerwhich oversees the selection, academic programming and other aspects of the WVU Campus reading.

Captioning services will be provided for this event. This event will be virtual and open to the WVU community and the public. Registration is required for this event. Click here to join.

Questions for the speaker can be emailed prior to the event to [email protected]

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