The Immigrant Experience: Marc Herman Lynch & Jack Wang

Jack Wang, Marc Herman Lynch and Sharon Bala

The Immigrant Experience: Marc Herman Lynch & Jack Wang

Jack Wang, Marc Herman Lynch and Sharon Bala

9:00pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

45 mins

Masterful storytellers, and first generation Asian immigrants, Marc Herman Lynch and Jack Wang knit together moving accounts of the immigrant experience in their debut works. In Arborescent, French-Chinese author Marc Herman Lynch releases a startling fiction debut knits together moments of hilarity, wonder and sometime macabre. In We Two Alone, Canadian-American author and associate professor Jack Wang dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years in his first collection of short stories.

Interviewer: Sharon Bala

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Masterful storytellers, and first generation Asian immigrants, Marc Herman Lynch and Jack Wang knit together moving accounts of the immigrant experience in their debut works. In Arborescent, French-Chinese author Marc Herman Lynch releases a startling fiction debut knits together moments of hilarity, wonder and sometime macabre. In We Two Alone, Canadian-American author and associate professor Jack Wang dramatizes the Chinese diaspora across the globe over the past hundred years in his first collection of short stories.

Interviewer: Sharon Bala

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Stories in Jack Wang’s debut collection, We Two Alone, have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, longlisted for the Journey Prize and have appeared in PRISM International, the Malahat Review, the New Quarterly, the Humber Literary Review and Joyland. In 2014–15, he held the David T. K. Wong Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Originally from Vancouver, Wang is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College, New York, where he lives with his wife, novelist Angelina Mirabella, and their two daughters.

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Marc Herman Lynch is a first generation French-Chinese immigrant. He has an MA from the University of Calgary and is the president of filling Station magazine. Arborescent is his first novel. He lives in Moh'kins'tsis, otherwise known as Calgary, on Treaty 7 land.

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Sharon Bala’s bestselling debut novel, The Boat People, won the 2020 Newfoundland & Labrador Book Award and the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. It was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018, the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Her short fiction has been widely published and won the 2017 Journey Prize. Sharon is a member of The Port Authority writing group. Visit her online at sharonbala.com. 

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9:00pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

45 mins

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