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Zell Visiting Writers Series: Esmé Wang & Danielle Lazarin

Literati is proud to be partnering with the Helen Zell Writers Program to host authors Esmé Weijun Wang and Danielle Lazarin at the University of Michigan Art Museum Helmet Stern Auditorium.

Danielle Lazarin’s debut collection of short stories, Back Talk, has been praised for its ability to bend form and turn the story into something that is temporally and emotionally elastic. A New York Times pick for a 2018 special book review issue on women, Lazarin is a graduate of Oberlin College’s creative writing program, she received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where her stories and essays won Hopwood Awards. 

Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017, won the Whiting Award in 2018, and is the recipient of the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize for her forthcoming essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco.

Event date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
525 S. State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
The Border of Paradise Cover Image
ISBN: 9781939419699
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Unnamed Press - April 12th, 2016

Back Talk: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143131472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - February 6th, 2018