Book Event: "The Thirty Names of Night"
Date(s) - 05/27/2020
Arab American National Museum
Join us for this Book Event featuring a discussion and Q&A with the award-winning former AANM artist-in-residence, Zeyn Joukhadar. Joukhadar will be joined by Noura Ballout of Habibi House for a short conversation about Joukhadar’s new book, “Thirty Names of Night,” and about LGBTQ+ Arab American literature and art in general.
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Thirty Names of Night” is a remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts. Full Synopsis: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48426089-the-thirty-names-of-night
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of the novels “The Map of Salt and Stars” (Touchstone/S&S 2018) and “The Thirty Names of Night” (Atria/S&S, 19 May 2020), a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) and a member of American Mensa. His work has appeared in Salon, The Paris Review, PANK Magazine and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. “The Map of Salt and Stars,” currently being translated into twenty languages, was a 2018 Middle East Book Award winner in Youth Literature, a 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Joukhadar has received fellowships from the Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Program, the Arab American National Museum, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Camargo Foundation and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
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