Karen Tei Yamashita, author of the 2010 National Book Award Finalist “I Hotel” (Coffee House Press) will be present at Carleton College and at Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood Theater this February.
Yamashita will be present for a reading, reception and book signing at Carleton College on February 1, 2011, 4:30 p.m. in the Boliou Hall Room 104, One North College Street in Northfield, MN. The event is sponsored by the Carleton College English Department and the Fred W. and Margaret C. Schuster Lecture Fund. For more information call 507-222-4260.
Yamashita will be present for a reading, reception and book signing at Mixed Blood Theater on February 2, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at 1501 South 4th Street in Minneapolis. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Libraries and Mu Performing Arts. For more information call 612-338-0937 or online at www.mixedblood.com.
Heralded as a “big talent” by the Los Angeles Times and extolled by the New York Times for her “mordant wit,” Karen Tei Yamashita is one of the foremost writers of her generation. The author of four previous novels, Yamashita is the recipient of an American Book Award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Award.
“I Hotel” took over a decade to write and research, and is considered her magnum opus work.
A California native who studied at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, she now teaches at the University of California-Santa Cruz, where she received the Chancellor’s Award for Diversity in 2009.
For more information, contact:
Tricia O’Reilly, Publicist
79 Thirteenth Avenue NE, Suite 110
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 338-0125 phone