Live Lit: Lindsay Hunter

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Fiction writer and live lit performer Lindsay Hunter—author of the novel Ugly Girls (FSG, 2014), and the story collections Don't Kiss Me (FSG, 2013) and Daddy's (Featherproof Books, 2010)—reads a new story called "Hit or Miss" as part of the Page on Stage segment of Poets & Writers Live in Chicago on June 20, 2015.

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Ed Lin’s Trilogy

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Ed Lin’s hardboiled thriller trilogy, This Is a Bust (Kaya Press, 2007), Snakes Can’t Run (Minotaur Books, 2010), and One Red Bastard (Minotaur Books, 2012), is being reissued by Witness Impulse. The mystery novels take place in the 1970s, and feature Chinese American detective and Vietnam veteran Robert Chow solving crimes in New York City’s Chinatown. 

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Monica Youn

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“When you have left me / the sky drains of color / like the skin / of a tightening fist.” At a Writers With Drinks event in 2011, Monica Youn reads the poem “Ignatz Oasis” and others from her collection Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010). Youn’s new collection, Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016), which is longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award, is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Rebecca Skloot’s nonfiction book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown Publishing Group, 2010), which explores the life and legacy of an African American woman whose cells became the basis of numerous scientific breakthroughs, has been adapted into a television movie starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne.

Wilson

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Daniel Clowes’s graphic novel Wilson (Drawn and Quarterly, 2010) has been adapted into a feature film starring Isabella Amara, Laura Dern, and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Craig Johnson, the film follows the comedic story of a lonely middle-aged man who reconnects with his estranged wife to search for their daughter who was given up for adoption.

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