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Author Event and Book Signing with Xinyue Huang and Hanif Abdurraqib

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Abdurraqib and Huang side by side author photos

Join The Georgia Review and Avid Bookshop for an author event and book signing with Xinyue Huang and Hanif Abdurraqib.  This event is on Monday, 29 April 2023, from 7-8pm at the 40 Watt Club.

For accessibility requests, contact The Georgia Review.  Please submit your request at least two weeks before the event. 


About the Authors: 

Xinyue Huang is a poet from Shanghai, China. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Pigeon Pages, Electric Literature, and several Chinese poetry publications. A semifinalist for the 2021 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest and a finalist for the 2022 Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, Huang writes poems in both English and Chinese. She is an MFA student at New York University and the assistant translations editor at TheWashington Square Review

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry.) His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. He released Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest with University of Texas press in February 2019. The book became a New York Times Bestseller, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. His second collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster, was released in 2019 by Tin House, and won the 2020 Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2021, he released the book A Little Devil In America with Random House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the The PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. The book won the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Gordon Burn Prize. His book on basketball, There’s Always This Year, will be out from Random House in March 2024. Hanif is a graduate of Beechcroft High School. 




April 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


40 Watt Club
285 W Washington St
Athens, GA 30601 United States
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