PEN Center’s Author Evening Series

We are honored to announce that Chevalier’s will be hosting PEN Center USA’s Author Evening Series. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of their Emerging Voices Fellowship, PEN is opening their Author Evening Series (formerly open only to current Fellows) to the public. These intimate evenings will feature authors discussing their books and the art and craft of writing.

Viet Thanh Nguyen & T. Geronimo Johnson
Join authors Viet Thanh Nguyen & T. Geronimo Johnson at Chevalier’s on Monday, January 25th, at 7:00pm, for a discussion about the modern historical/political novel, the power of voice and how characters explore race and identity. The event will include a brief reading, conversation, and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

For tickets and additional information, please click here: https://penusa.org/author-evenings. If space allows, walk-ins are also welcome. We are offering a 15% discount on Author Evening Series books to anyone who brings in their Emerging Voices Author Evening ticket. Please print your ticket or have it available on your phone.

01-nguyenViet Thanh Nguyen is the author of the academic book Race and Resistance and the forthcoming Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. He teaches English and American Studies at the University of Southern California. His novel The Sympathizer, which won the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, is longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and is shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

01-geronimoT. Geronimo Johnson was born in New Orleans. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford, Johnson has taught writing at UC Berkeley, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, The Prague Summer Program, and San Quentin. His first novel, Hold It ‘Til It Hurts, was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award. Welcome to Braggsville, his second novel and a national bestseller, was longlisted for the 2015 National Book Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.

We at Chevalier’s are huge fans of PEN Center USA’s work and are thrilled to bring this series to our Larchmont community. If you are a writer or a fan of these incredibly talented authors, you will not want to miss this compelling and in-depth event!