Two best-selling authors, who first met as grad students in linguistics, discuss how they both draw on conversation and storytelling to explore family relationships. Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children’s books. Deborah Tannen is professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books, including three New York Times bestsellers. Reception and book signing follow.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: PEN/Faulkner Foundation and Folger Shakespeare Library