STAY TRUE: Paperback Launch / Fundraiser for Yu & Me Books
7 – 9PM
Celebrate the paperback launch of Stay True! Featuring a conversation with Hua Hsu and Chanel Miller, guest readings, and a raffle/auction benefitting Yu & Me Books. A gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art, by the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu.
Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Memoir • National Book Critics Circle Award Winner • A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence Nominee • Winner of the Chinese American Librarians Association’s Best Book Award for Adult Nonfiction
Raffle will feature prizes from Win Son, Bonnie’s Turntable Lab, Yun Hai, and others! Auction details to come.
Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Make a donation at the door and receive a zine!
Hua Hsu is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a professor of Literature at Bard College. Hsu serves on the executive board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. He was formerly a fellow at the New America Foundation and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center at the New York Public Library. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.
Chanel Miller is a writer and artist. Her memoir, Know My Name, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the California Book Award. It was also a best book of the year in Time, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Time Next 100 honoree, and was a Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym Emily Doe.
Mary H.K. Choi is the New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact, Permanent Record, and Yolk. She is the host of, Hey, Cool Job!, a podcast about jobs and Hey, Cool Life!, a micro-pod about mental health and creativity. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times,and GQ. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Ly Tran graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Creative Writing and Linguistics in 2014. She has received fellowships from MacDowell, Art Omi, and Yaddo. House of Sticks is her first book.
Delia Cai was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in central Illinois. She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and her writing has appeared in BuzzFeed, GQ, The Cut, and Catapult. Her media newsletter, Deez Links, has been highlighted in The New York Times, New York magazine, and Fortune. She is currently a senior correspondent at Vanity Fair and lives in Brooklyn. Central Places is her first novel.
Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a 2021 Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops and a 2019 fellow with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Find her bylines in The Washington Post, CNN, Eater and other outlets.
Additional copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
Beverages and snacks donated by Sanzo, Halmi, and Penguin Random House. Location generously provided by New Design High School. Flyer designed by Leanne Gan.