Author Event | Kevin Chen: Ghost Town (Sep. 26, 2023)
Taiwanese author Kevin Chen began his artistic career as a cinema actor, starring in the Taiwanese and German films Ghosted, Kung Bao Huhn, and Global Player. Now a writer based in Berlin, Germany, he has published several novels, essays, and short story collections, including Attitude, Flower from Fingernail, Ghosts by Torchlight, Rebellious Berlin, and Three Ways to Get Rid of Allergies. Ghost Town, created in 2019, is a New York Times most anticipated book of fall 2022 from the best-selling author and winner of the Taiwan Literature Award in 2020.
During the author's talk, Kevin Chen will introduce his acclaimed novel, Ghost Town, by exploring the definitions of "Ghost" and "Ghost Town" and their significance in diverse cultural settings with the audience. Additionally, he will lead us understand the connection between one's hometown and foreign lands, unveiling distinctive insights when contemplating our roots from a distance. Furthermore, an interactive discussion with Mr. Chen will provide a platform to address various intriguing aspects of the novel.
The talk will be conducted in Chinese.
Special thanks to the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2023
Location: MN5128 (Academic Building-Maanjiwe nendamowinan)