Susie Yang with Asha Lemmie
A writer who has made her work in other fields - pharmacy work, then a tech startup - Susie Yang is now doing so in fiction, with her debut novel, White Ivy (now out in paperback from Simon & Schuster), making several Best of 2020 lists. Tonight she'll appear in conversation with Asha Lemmie.
"Susie Yang’s dark, spellbinding debut gives insight into the immigrant experience and life in the upper class, challenging the stereotypes and perceptions associated with both. The surprising twists, elegant prose, and complex characters in this coming-of-age story make this a captivating read." —Booklist.
"It's a testament to Susie Yang's skill that she can explore and upend our ideas of class, race, family, and identity while moving us through a plot that twists in such wonderful ways. But none of that would matter nearly as much if not for the truly unforgettable narrator, Ivy, who is so hypnotic, the way her voice feels both wild and controlled. She ran right through me." — Kevin Wilson.
Asha Lemmie is the New York Times-bestselling author of Fifty Words for Rain.