Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Ken Liu

Thursday, October 25
Lenoir-Rhyne University

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series (VWS) will present Ken Liu, on Thursday, October 25 in P.E. Monroe Auditorium at 7 p.m.   

Ken Liu is the author of three novels and one collection of short stories, as well as a translator of several Chinese works. His fiction has appeared in several magazines, including Asimov’s, Analog, Clarkesworld, and Lightspeed. His debut book, The Grace of Kings (2015), won the Locus Best First Novel Award and was a Nebula finalist. In review of the novel, Amal El-Mohtar from NPR remarks "Liu's world is beautiful, nuanced, fierce, original and diverse." His translation of The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the first translated novel to ever receive the honor. Liu was also the editor of Invisible Planets (2016), which was the first collection of contemporary Chinese science fiction that was translated to English. His most recent published work is an official Star Wars novel called The Legends of Luke Skywalker, a collection of myths and tall-tales about the legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker.

Sponsors of the 2018-19 VWS include: Barnes & Noble, NC Arts Council, United Arts Council of Catawba County, National Endowment for the Arts, Hickory Hop, Crowne Plaza, Café Rule, Hickory Public Library, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Robert Abbey Fine Lighting.

Mission Statement:

The Visiting Writers Series of Lenoir-Rhyne University believes that reading is an essential element in the creation of vibrant communities. We invite authors to read from their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences. We believe the beauty and power of words help us make sense of the world. Children's writers, mystery writers, essayists, poets, novelists all participate in this celebration of the written and spoken word. We believe that a community of readers is a better community.

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Thursday, October 25 · add to calendar 2018-10-25 09:00:00 2018-10-25 17:00:00 America/New_York Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Visiting Writers Series presents Ken Liu https://charlottecultureguide.com/event/423177/lenoir-rhyne-universitys-visiting-writers-series-presents-ken-liu Lenoir-Rhyne University, 625 7th Ave NE, Hickory, NC, 28601
Free and open to the public. Tickets are recommended in advance for Laila Lalami, Armistead Maupin, and Louise Penny.
Call 828.328.7206 to order.

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