Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Ha Jin: Gemini Ink Autograph Series

From Gemini Ink:

Internationally acclaimed Chinese author Ha Jin
to be featured at Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series

San Antonio, TX — Lauded Chinese American fiction writer and National Book Award winner Ha Jin will read from his work at Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series. The free public reading will be from 7-9 p.m, Sunday, February 15 at the San Pedro Playhouse.

Ha Jin, who emigrated from China to attend Brandeis University in 1985, is the critically acclaimed author of five novels, three poetry collections, three short story collections, and a book of essays. Choosing to write in English rather than his native tongue, he gained attention with his first collection of short stories, Ocean of Words (Vintage, 1996), which earned him the Hemingway/PEN Award for First Fiction. In 1997, he won the Flannery O’Connor Award for his second collection of short stories, Under the Red Flag (University of Georgia Press, 1997). He received the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel Waiting (Vintage, 2000) and the PEN/Faulkner Award and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his novel War Trash (Vintage, 2005). He is the recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship and was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005. Currently, Ha Jin is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Boston University.

Gemini Ink’s Autograph Series presents writers of national and international stature. Past Autograph authors have included Margaret Atwood, Grace Paley, Tim O’Brien, and Peter Matthiessen.

Gemini Ink is the only literary arts center in San Antonio and South Texas. We nurture readers and writers through community-based workshops, performances, and other literary events. For more information please visit or call 210.734.9673.