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“American Born Chinese” Author Gene Luen Yang

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Yang is a comic book artist and author of graphic novels who teaches creative writing through Hamline University’s MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults. His book American Born Chinese became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award.

Yang’s two-volume graphic novel Boxers & Saints was nominated for a National Book Award and won the L.A. Times Book Prize. In January 2016, the Library of Congress, Every Child A Reader, and the Children’s Book Council appointed Yang the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. In September 2016, Yang was named a MacArthur Fellow.

Event is free, but ticketed. Tickets are available through the Buskirk-Chumley box office.

This event is part of the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council’s “China Remixed” initiative. To learn more about this initiative and other events in the series, please visit their website here.