Winter Words: Yaa Gyasi to speak at Paepcke Auditorium
Join us for the third installment of the Winter Words series, brought to you by Aspen Words. Explore Booksellers will be onsite selling books. We will also host our own in-store book club discussion of her book Homegoing on February 22nd at 5:30pm
Yaa Gyasi – February 28
Yaa Gyasi was born in Ghana and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Her debut novel, Homegoing, was published in 2016 and was called “an inspiration” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It was nominated for the Andrew Carnegie Medal and is a finalist for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Gyasi was recently named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35,” which recognizes debut fiction writers whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. She holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she held a Dean’s Graduate Research Fellowship. She lives in Berkeley, California.