Literary Salon: Jasmin Darznik and Tamim Ansary in Conversation About Memoir and Other Things
Monday, May 6h, 2019 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera|| 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com
The May Salon should be quite exciting, for all of our members, but especially for writers experimenting with non-fiction, specifically memoir, as two Bay Area literary greats explore what’s new and best in this genre.
Bestselling author Jasmin Darznik and local legend Tamim Ansary will be discussing their work, the literary craft and the art of writing memoir-style non-fiction.
These conversations are always stimulating, and since our members are all writers and literary professionals, the Q&A is generally fascinating and intensely informative.
In addition, for this evening alone, Jasmin is generously offering a free hardback copy of The Good Daughter to anyone who purchases a copy of Song of a Captive Bird!
Tamim Ansary wrote the literary memoir West of Kabul, East of New York, selected by San Francisco as its One City One Book pick for 2009. His latest book is the memoir, Road Trips, Becoming an American in the vapor trail of the Sixties: the story of three iconic journeys that began and ended in Portland, Oregon, between 1969 and 1976. In those years, this recent transplant from Afghanistan dropped out of an American society he’d never been a part of in the first place, and learned a thing or two in the process.
Jasmin Darznik is the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her debut novel Song of a Captive Bird was a Los Angeles Times bestseller and a New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice.” Her books have been published in seventeen countries, and her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. Her next book, a historical novel set in 1920s San Francisco, is forthcoming from Random House. She received a PhD in English from Princeton University and an MFA in fiction from Bennington College. She teaches in the MFA creative writing program at California College of the Arts