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The Georgia Review Presents Jennine Capó Crucet and Brian Truong

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Georgia Review, Avid Bookshop, and the Athens-Clarke County Library invite the public to an author event and book signing with Jennine Capó Crucet and Brian Truong. This event is on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 7pm-8pm in the Appleton Auditorium at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Join us to hear Crucet and Truong read passionate, funny, and thought-provoking work that highlights the difficulties and blessings of living in immigrant communities.


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Jennine Capó Crucet is a novelist, essayist, and screenwriter. She’s the author of three books, including the novel Make Your Home Among Strangers, which won the International Latino Book Award, was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book, and was cited as a best book of the year by NBC Latino, the Guardian, the Miami Herald, and other venues; it has been adopted as an all-campus read at over forty U.S. universities. Her other books include the story collection How to Leave Hialeahwhich won the Iowa Short Fiction Prize, the John Gardner Book Award, and the Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award; and the essay collection My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education, which was long-listed for the 2019 PEN America/Open Book Award. A former Contributing Opinion Writer for the New York Times, she’s also a recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize, the Picador Fellowship, and the Hillsdale Award for the Short Story, awarded by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Her writing has appeared on PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio, and in publications such as the Atlantic, Condé Nast Traveler, and others. She’s worked as a professor of Ethnic Studies and of Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska and at Florida State University. She’s also worked for One Voice Scholars Program as a college access counselor to first-generation college students and as a sketch comedienne (though not at the same time). Born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents, her fourth book, a novel titled Say Hello To My Little Friend, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster. She lives in North Carolina with her family.

Brian Truong is a Vietnamese-American writer who grew up in Texas. For his essays, he has won the 2023 Georgia Review Prose Prize, judged by Jennine Capó Crucet, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and shortlisted for the Disquiet Literary Prize. His work is published or forthcoming in Ecotone, The Rumpus, Chicago Review of Books, Thrillist, and The Georgia Review. He has also received fellowships and support from Millay Arts, Periplus, the Tin House Summer Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He earned his Bachelor’s from Harvard College and is currently at work on a memoir and an essay collection. He now lives in Brooklyn and makes ceramics in his spare time. 





January 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Athens-Clarke County Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, 30606 United States
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