Reading the World: City of Asylum’s May Events

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City of Asylum/Pittsburgh will be hosting the following series of readings throughout May:

PEN World Voices

May 3, 7:00 pm
Moderated by Terrance Hayes
Featuring: Kyung-Sook Shin (South Korea), David Bezmozgis (Latvia, now living in Canada) and Hervé Le Tellier (France).

Gary Shteyngart

May 10, 7:00 pm
Moderated by Eric Shiner
Born in Russia, American author Gary Shteyngart is one of The New Yorker’s “20 under 40” novelists.

Jean Kwok

May 11, 7:00 pm
Moderated by Bill O’Driscoll
Jean Kwok was born in Hong Kong and now lives in the Netherlands. She is going to read from The Girl in Translation. Read Sampsonia Way’s interview with the author.

To guarantee a seat, please make a reservation by calling 412-321-2190 or emailing


Reading the World: City of Asylum May Events
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About the Author

Silvia Duarte is the managing editor of Sampsonia Way. She received her degree in Communication Sciences from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and her masters in Latin American studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain. Duarte was editor of El Periódico de Guatemala’s Sunday magazine from 2001 to 2006 and has written scholarly and journalistic articles in Germany, Spain, and the United States. She came to Pittsburgh in 2007 with her partner writer-in-exile Horacio Castellanos.

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