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We are so excited to invite you along on the Fall 2023 book tour for The Girl Before Her, a debut English-language work of autofiction by French-Vietnamese author Line Papin! Check back here for new events and details. 

Friday September 29th | 6-8pm EST | New York, NY 

The Girl Before Her with Line Papin and Jean Chen Ho 

Join us for the launch event on The Girl Before Her book tour, also an official Brooklyn Book Festival event! Line will read from the book and be in conversation with Jean Chen Ho, author of the novel Fiona and Jane, to discuss Asian diasporic identity, girlhood, and more.

Housing Works Bookstore | 126 Crosby Street | New York, NY


Monday October 2nd | 6:30-9pm EST | Washington D.C.

The Girl Before Her Conversation and Book Signing with Line Papin, Moderated by Isabelle Pelaud 

This reading and book signing is a part of Vietnam Society’s Vietnam Week , a week-long celebration that pays homage to the past, present, and future of Vietnamese arts and traditions.

Busboys and Poets | 450 K Street NW | Washington D.C.


Thursday October 5th | 5pm CDT | Austin, TX 

The Girl Before Her Reading and Discussion with Line Papin 

This event is in partnership with the Department of French and Italian Studies at UT Austin.

University of Texas at Austin | Joynes Reading Room, CRD #007 2501 Whitis Ave | Austin, TX


Sunday October 7th | 5-7pm CDT | New Orleans, LA 

 The Girl Before Her Reading, Line Papin in Conversation with E.M. Tran

This event will begin with a short welcome reception complete with light refreshments. Line will be in conversation with local New Orleans author E.M. Tran, who recently published her debut novel Daughters of the New Year. They will each read from their work, followed by a discussion and audience Q&A.

Garden District Bookshop | 2727 Prytania St | New Orleans, LA


Wednesday October 11th | Los Angeles, CA 

The Girl Before Her Reading and Discussion 

Pomona College | Los Angeles, CA



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