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Lost Relationships: an afternoon of longing and remembrance

2-4 PM

Lost Relationships: an afternoon of longing and rememberance with three fiction writers


Gina Chung is a Korean American writer from New Jersey currently living in New York City. She is the author of the novel Sea Change (Vintage, March 28, 2023; Picador, August 10, 2023 in the U.K.), which was a 2023 B&N Discover Pick and a New York Times Most Anticipated Book, and the short story collection Green Frog (out in 2024 from Vintage in the U.S. and Picador in the U.K.). A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, she is a 2021-2022 Center for Fiction/Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow and holds an MFA in fiction from The New School. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Literary Hub, Catapult, Electric Literature, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and Idaho Review, among others.

Na Zhong is a fiction writer and translator based in New York. A 2023 MacDowell Fellow and 2021-2022 Center for Fiction Emerging Writer Fellow, she has published with Guernica, Carve, A Public Space, Lit Hub, among others. Hailing from Chengdu, China, she is the Chinese translator of Sally Rooney's three novels and the co-founder of Accent Society.

Cleo Qian (she/her) is a queer writer originally from California. Her debut collection of short stories, LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S GO, has been starred by Publisher's Weekly and listed as a Most Anticipated book of 2023 by TIME, Powell's, and others. Her other writing has appeared or is forthcoming from The Sun, The Massachusetts Review, Shenandoah, Pleiades, and over twenty other outlets. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, was a winner of the 2022 Zoetrope Short Fiction Contest, and has been supported by SAFTA. She currently splits her time between New York and Chicago.

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