5 Over 50: 2022 Virtual Reading

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In this virtual reading, Poets & Writers editor in chief Kevin Larimer introduces the 2022 cohort of “5 Over 50” debut authors, Sari Botton, author of And You May Find Yourself: Confessions of a Late-Blooming Gen-X Weirdo (Heliotrope Books, 2022); Shareen K. Murayama, author of Housebreak (Bad Betty Press, 2022); Madhushree Ghosh, author of Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family (University of Iowa Press, 2022); David Santos Donaldson, author of Greenland (Amistad, 2022); and Jane Campbell, author of Cat Brushing (Grove Atlantic, 2022).

David Santos Donaldson on Being and Becoming

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In this event for the House of SpeakEasy’s “Seriously Entertaining” series, David Santos Donaldson celebrates the launch of his debut novel, Greenland (Amistad, 2022), by sharing the story of his reckoning with what it means to be Black in America from the perspective of a native Bahamian and queer artist. Donaldson is featured in “5 Over 50: 2022” in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Madhushree Ghosh With Adrienne Brodeur

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“In 1993, when I boarded my first international flight, I sat at the window seat watching my country slowly dim into a whiff of clouds in the dark.” In this Warwick’s Books video, Madhushree Ghosh reads from her debut book, Khabaar: An Immigrant Journey of Food, Memory, and Family (University of Iowa Press, 2022), and speaks with author Adrienne Brodeur. Ghosh is featured in “5 Over 50: 2022” in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Megan Culhane Galbraith

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“My adoption story didn’t come to me in any linear form and that’s always how they kind of want you to write memoir,” says Megan Culhane Galbraith about the hybrid structure of her debut memoir, The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book (Mad Creek Books/Ohio State University Press, 2021), in this Left Banks Books interview with Rena J. Mosteirin. Galbraith is featured in “5 Over 50: 2021” in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Vinod Busjeet

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Vinod Busjeet speaks about emigration versus immigration and how his debut novel, Silent Winds, Dry Seas (Doubleday, 2021), started out as a memoir in this virtual conversation with NYU Washington, DC lecturer Sydney Boyd. Busjeet is featured in “5 Over 50: 2021” in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Margaret Renkl

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“I was writing just about the experience of grief and life amidst dying...then I wanted to tell stories that made my parents alive, that brought them back to life and made it clear why this was such a loss.” In this A Word on Words interview, Margaret Renkl talks about her debut essay collection, Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss (Milkweed Editions, 2019), which is featured in “5 Over 50” in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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