Humanities Institute

National Book Award Finalist, Karen Tei Yamashita, reading from her novel, I-Hotel

Tue, September 20, 2011 | The Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The Cnnally Banquet hall at 2110 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78712

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Book Award Finalist, Karen Tei Yamashita, reading from her novel, I-Hotel

This event will be followed by a Q&A session with the author, Karen Yamashita as well as a reception with food and drinks.

There is limited free parking available at the Alumni Center Garage, along San Jacinto Blvd or 23rd St.
Paid parking is available at the San Jacinto Garage which is located at 2401 San Jacinto Blvd.

With humor and tender humanity, Karen Tei Yamashita's I-Hotel centers on an iconic site in Asian American history -- the International Hotel -- epicenter of the Yellow Power Movement. Yamashita's novel about the Asian American civil rights movement presents a kaleidoscope of the ideals and conflicts, experiments and personalities that characterized the emergence of Asian American identity, culture, and community in the turbulent 1960s.

About the author: Heralded as a "big talent" by the Los Angeles Times, Karen Tei Yamashita is an American Book Award and Janet Heidinger Kafka Award winner. A California native who has also lived in Brazil and Japan, she is Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellor's Award for Diversity in 2009.

Sponsored by: Center for Asian American Studies at The University of Texas, The Humanities Institute, Texas Exes Asian Alumni Network, College of Liberal Arts, and the MFA Program in english

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