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LitFest 2021 Excerpt: Interior Chinatown

By CHARLES YU

Image of Charles Yu's book, Interior Chinatown.

Amherst College’s sixth annual literary festival will take place virtually this year, from Thursday, February 25 to Sunday, February 28. Among the guests are 2020 National Book Award fiction winner Charles Yu and longlist nominee Megha Majumdar. The Common is pleased to reprint a short excerpt from Yu’s novel Interior Chinatown here.

Join Megha Majumdar and Charles Yu in conversation with host Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint (visiting writer at Amherst College) on Friday, February 26 from 7 to 8pm. 

Register and see the full list of LitFest events here.


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LitFest 2021 Goes Virtual

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We hope you’ll join us for the sixth annual LitFest, hosted in conjunction with Amherst College. This year’s festival features 2020 National Book Award for Fiction winner Charles Yu and finalist Megha Majumdar, National Book Award for Poetry finalists Natalie Diaz and Tommye Blount, and Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum, among others. 

This year, to celebrate Amherst College’s Bicentennial, we’ll have a very special set of readings by The Common‘s very own Literary Publishing Interns at 4:30 pm on Saturday. Join us for this packed weekend!

All events require registration; register at this link by choosing the events you’d like to attend! 

   

A Conversation with 2020 National Book Award Winner Charles Yu and Nominee Megha Majumdar with a Welcome from President Biddy Martin
Host: Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint
7– 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 26
Hosted in partnership with the National Book Foundation

    

A Conversation with 2020 National Book Award for Poetry Finalists Tommye Blount and Natalie Diaz
Host: John Hennessy, poetry editor of The Common
11– 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27
Hosted in partnership with the National Book Foundation

   

Alumni Authors Cocktail Hour Reading 
Host: Jennifer Acker
5 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27
Featuring Calvin Baker, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Chiasson, Edward A. Farmer, Michael Gorra, Kirun Kapur, Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne and Ismée Williams.

A Conversation with Pulitzer Prize Winner Anne Applebaum
Host: Cullen Murphy
1– 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 28

 

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