"Interior Chinatown": Migration, Citizenship, Belonging featuring Charles Yu

Virtual Web

Open to the public

/ Tuesday


Charles Yu will join President Cristle Collins Judd in conversation to kick off this year’s academic event series, which will bear the theme, Belonging. 

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including “Interior Chinatown” (the winner of the 2020 National Book Award for fiction), and the novel “How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe” (a New York Times Notable Book and a Time magazine best book of the year). He received the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Award and was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on the HBO series, Westworld. He has also written for shows on FX, AMC, and HBO. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other publications. Together with TaiwaneseAmerican.org, he established the Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu Writing Prizes, in honor of his parents.

This program is a part of our SLC Reads Program which aims to introduce incoming students to SLC’s academic environment and faculty community, foster an exchange of ideas, and encourage our community to explore perspectives on themes related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.