Breakout Nonfiction Writer: Esmé Wang
November 4 7:00 pm
About the Event
UNR and UNLV host novelist and essayist Esmé Weijun Wang. Come for the reading of Wang’s essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias, and stay for the conversation on mental health and chronic illness in the time of COVID-19.
Bio: Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), for which she won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize. Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was called a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she lives in San Francisco, and can be found at esmewang.com and on Twitter @esmewang.