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Some Favorite Writers: Maxine Hong Kingston

The Hammer Museum presents, as part of its Hammer Readings series, Maxine Hong Kingston.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hammer Museum

Some Favorite Writers: Maxine Hong Kingston

Her prose is masterly, at times nearly overwhelming in its descriptive power…The world—and not just the world of literature—owes Maxine Hong Kingston a huge debt of gratitude. ---Washington Post

Maxine Hong Kingston’s first book, The Woman Warrior, was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976, making her a literary celebrity. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award in 1981. Both books are widely taught in literature and other classes. Her most recent books include a collection of essays, Hawai‘i One Summer, and her latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace. Kingston is currently senior lecturer emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.

Co-presented by the UCLA "Cultures in Transnational Perspective" Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Humanities.


This reading was organized by Dr. Shu-mei Shih, UCLA Professor of Comparative Literature And Co-director of the Mellon Postdoctoral Program.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required. Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Sponsor(s): , English, Friends of English, Hammer Museum

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