Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 4, for CLIC’s Annual Awards Luncheon at University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Our featured speaker this year will be author Kao Kalia Yang.
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008), winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers Choice, and a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction. Her second book, The Song Poet (Metropolitan Books, 2016) won the 2016 Minnesota Book Award in Creative Nonfiction Memoir. It was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Chautauqua Prize, a PEN USA Award in Nonfiction and the Dayton’s Literary Peace Prize. Her third book, a children’s picture book, A Map Into the World (Carolrhoda Books) will be out in fall of 2019. Yang is also a teacher and a public speaker.
Online registration will be available in early November.