Acclaimed novelist Gish Jen, author of the new book World and Town, will be a writer-in-residence at BC next week, making three public appearances. She will read from World and Town on Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Yawkey Athletics Center’s Murray Room and participate in a book club style discussion on Nov. 10 in McGuinn 121 at 4:00 p.m. Finally, she will take part in a Q&A with BC Associate Professor of English Min Song on Nov. 11 at 4:45 p.m. Read more about Gish Jen’s residency at BC in the Boston College Chronicle.
Jen was named one of the eight most important contemporary American women writers by critic Elaine Showalter. She also is the author of Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land and The Love Wife, and her work has been published in The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the New Republic.