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D+Q Live with Keum Suk Gendry-Kim and Alexander Chee
Keum Suk Gendry-Kim (GRASS) discusses her graphic novel THE WAITING with Alexander Chee (HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHIC NOVEL).

KEUM SUK GENDRY-KIM was born in the town of Goheung in Jeolla Province, a town famous for its beautiful mountains and sea. Her first book published in English was 2019's GRASS, which appeared on best of the year lists from The New York Times, The Guardian, and more, as well as being awarded the Krause Essay Prize from U of Iowa, the Slate Cartoonist Prize, and the Harvey Award. She received the Best Creative Manhwa Award for her short manhwa “Sister Mija,” about a comfort woman. She has had exhibitions of her works in Korea and Europe since 2012, and her graphic novels and manhwa deal mostly with people who are outcasts or marginalized.

ALEXANDER CHEE is the bestselling author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. A contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at VQR, his essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, The Sewaneee Review, and the 2016 and 2019 Best American Essays. He is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow, a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction, and the recipient of a Whiting Award, a NEA Fellowship, an MCCA Fellowship, the Randy Shilts Prize in gay nonfiction, the Paul Engle Prize, the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Leidig House, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He teaches as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.

This event is made possible with the support of LTI Korea.

Nov 2, 2021 08:00 PM in Montreal

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