Admission and $10 off at our bookstore
Tuesday, 7:00 pm May 19, 2020
Actors will bring Zeyn Joukhadar’s new novel to life in a dramatic reading of The Thirty Names of Night, followed by a conversation with Joukhadar on the process of researching and writing his story of a closeted Syrian American trans boy’s journey to find a connection to himself, his family, and his community.
Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of the novels The Map of Salt and Stars (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2018) and The Thirty Names of Night (Atria/Simon & Schuster 2020), a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI), and a member of American Mensa. His work has appeared in Salon, the Paris Review Daily, PANK magazine, and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. The Map of Salt and Stars was a 2018 Middle East Book Award winner in Youth Literature, a 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Joukhadar has been an artist in residence at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California; the Fes Medina Project in Fes, Morocco; Beit al-Atlas in Beirut, Lebanon; and the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and in 2020 will be an artist in residence at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France and the Albers Foundation in Bethany, Connecticut.
The Thirty Names of Night
By Zeyn Joukhadar
The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (New York Times Book Review) debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts.
Featuring Zeyn Joukhadar’s signature “magical and heart-wrenching” (Christian Science Monitor) storytelling, The Thirty Names of Night is a timely exploration of how we all search for and ultimately embrace who we are.
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