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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

We’re so excited to continue the celebration of Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction in New York City this September, this time — as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Series!

Transnational Sci Fi: A Border-Crossing, Otherworldly Reading & Discussion: In 2019, two groundbreaking transnational Sci Fi anthologies were published, Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Sci Fi (Kaya Press) & The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (Hachette India). Join sci fi authors Alice Sola Kim and Nur Nasreen Ibrahim in discussion with Editor Ruoxi Chen and more for a reading from these books, their own work, and discussion of the new frontiers of Sci Fi.

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Alice Sola Kim, a left-handed anchor baby currently residing in New York, is a winner of the 2016 Whiting Award. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in places such as Tin HouseThe Village VoiceMcSweeney’sLennyBuzzFeed Books, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy. She has received grants and scholarships from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Elizabeth George Foundation.

Nur Nasreen Ibrahim is a television producer by day and a writer by night. Born and raised in Pakistan, she is currently based in the United States. She was a finalist for the inaugural Salam Award for Imaginative Fiction. Her essays and reviews have appeared in CatapultThe MillionsThe Collapsar and other publications. Her fiction has appeared in Platypus Press’ ‘Shorts’ series, Specter MagazineSalmagundi MagazineThe Aleph ReviewBarrelhouse, and in The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction from Hachette India.

Ruoxi Chen edits science fiction and fantasy in New York City. Her work appears in or is forthcoming from Electric Literature and The Dark.

An official part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Series. 

Hosted in partnership with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

7:30 – 9 p.m. 


110-112 West 27 Street, Ste. 600,
New York, NY 10001



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