Join San Mateo County Libraries on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:00-7:00 PM to welcome author Meng Jin in a discussion of her mesmerizing short story collection, Self-portrait With Ghost.
"Self-Portrait fires on all cylinders. Hopscotching from San Francisco to China, each one of these 10 dizzyingly immersive stories offers up a heady and visceral portrait of what ails us, from isolation and self-doubt, to unrequited love and regret over what might have been, to what it means to be (and to be considered) an American." — Alexis Burling, The San Francisco Chronicle
Meng Jin is the author of Self-Portrait With Ghost, a story collection, and the novel Little Gods, a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award and LA Times First Fiction Prize, and longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award. She is a Kundiman fellow, a David TK Wong fellow, a Steinbeck fellow, and a Creative Capital grantee. Her narrative prose has appeared Vogue, Best American Short Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. She is currently a visiting lecturer in creative writing at Harvard University.