Talk Story with Writer Devi Laskar

November 15, 10:30am - 11:45am
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Words@Mānoa Presents Talk Story with Devi Laskar. Join us to hear about the work and writing journey of poet/novelist DEVI S. LASKAR! Devi S. Laskar is the author of THE ATLAS OF BLUE AND REDS, winner of 7th annual Crook’s Corner Book Prize (2020) for best debut novel set in the South, winner of the 2020 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature (selected by APALA); selected by The Georgia Center for the Book as a 2019 book “All Georgians Should Read,” finalist for the 2020 Northern California Book Award, long-listed for the DSC Prize in South Asian Literature and the Golden Poppy Award. The novel was named by The Washington Post as one of the 50 best books of 2019, and has garnered praise in Booklist, Chicago Review of Books, The Guardian and elsewhere. Laskar's second novel, CIRCA, was published on May 3, 2022, by Mariner Books. Her third novel, MIDNIGHT, AT THE WAR, will be published by Mariner Books in early 2024. In 2022, USA TODAY named Laskar among "50 AAPI authors" to read and Goop selected CIRCA as its June Goop Book Club pick.

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