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Grace Talusan at Politics and Prose with Aaron Bobrow-Strain

  • Politics and Prose Bookstore at Union Market 1270 5th Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Join Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing winner Grace Talusan at Politics and Prose in Washington, DC for a conversation on literature and immigration with Aaron Bobrow-Strain, author of The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story.

Where: Politics and Prose Bookstore at Union Market

When: June 26, 2019, 7 PM

Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. A graduate of Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine, she is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches the Essay Incubator at GrubStreet and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. She is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University for 2019–2021. The Body Papers, winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, is her first book.

Aaron Bobrow-Strain is Associate Professor of Politics in Whitman College. His writing on food, immigration, and the U.S.-Mexico border has appeared in The BelieverThe Chronicle of Higher Education ReviewSalonGastronomica, and The Huffington Post. He is the author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf and Intimate Enemies: Landowners, Power, and Violence in Chiapas.

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