Help us celebrate the publication of Deepak Unnikrishnan's debut novel, Temporary People, at Brooklyn's newest literary epicenter: Greenlight Bookstore in Prospect Lefferts Gardens! The winner of the first Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Temporary People takes on the humanitarian crisis of the so-called "guest workers" of the Gulf with visionary flair. A starred review in Kirkus hails it as "An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation."
Deepak will be joined by acclaimed fellow immigrant author Mia Alvar, whose debut collection of stories, In the Country, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the University of Rochester's Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Refreshments will be served.
Deepak Unnikrishnan is a writer from Abu Dhabi and a resident of the States, who has lived in Teaneck, New Jersey, Brooklyn, New York and Chicago, Illinois. He has studied and taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and presently teaches at New York University Abu Dhabi. Temporary People, his first book, was the inaugural winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.
Mia Alvar is the author of the story collection In the Country, which received the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, the University of Rochester's Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize, and the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her work has received support from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Corporation of Yaddo, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among other places; and appeared in One Story, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Columbia University and lives in New York.
When: 7:30 pm, March 14, 2016
Where: Greenlight Bookstore (Prospect Lefferts Gardens), 632 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn NY 11225