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Up Close and Literary with Chitra Divakaruni, Manil Suri and Bethanne Patrick
The WestLee Event Room (next to One More Page Books)
Arlington, VA
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Up Close and Literary with Chitra Divakaruni, Manil Suri and Bethanne Patrick
Our Up Close and Literary evening begins at 7 pm with a cocktail party (hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and sparkling water) and the opportunity to meet authors Chitra Divakaruni, Manil Suri and Bethanne Patrick.
From 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Bethanne interviews Chitra Divakaruni (Oleander Girl, A Novel) and Manil Suri (The City of Devi: A Novel), followed by Q&A with the audience.
We wrap up this special evening with a book signing and dessert!

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author, poet and teacher. Her themes include women, immigration, the South Asian experience, history, myth, magical realism and diversity.

She writes for adults and children. Her books have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Russian and Japanese. Two novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into films. Her short stories, Arranged Marriage, won an American Book Award. She teaches Creative Writing at the University of Houston.

Manil Suri was born in Bombay and is a professor of mathematics and affiliate professor of Asian studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of the novels The Death of Vishnu, The Age of Shiva, and The City of Devi. His fiction has won several awards and honors and has been translated into 27 languages. He was named by Time Magazine as a "Person to Watch" in 2000.

He was a finalist PEN/Faulkner Award, PEN/Hemingway Award, Kiriyama Prize, LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award, Torgi Literary Award (Canada) and WH Smith First Novel Award (UK) and was Longlisted: Booker Prize, IMPAC Prize.

Bethanne Patrick is the author of An Uncommon History of Common Things and An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy, both from National Geographic Books. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The Washington Post, AARP, O the Oprah Magazine, VQR, and many others. She is founder of the popular #fridayreads social-media meme and tweets as @TheBookMaven. Patrick was a previous editor for PAGES magazine and the AOL Books Channel. She also blogged for's Center Stage Book Club and launched the electronic publications Shelf Awareness for Readers and Book Riot.



The WestLee Event Room (next to One More Page Books) (View)
2200 N. Westmoreland Street
Arlington, VA 22213
United States


Arts > Literary

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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