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Thursday, October 10 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award Ceremony

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The three finalists for the second annual Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award, Angie Kim from Miracle Creek, Eugenia Kim from The Kinship of Secrets, and Melissa Rivero from The Affairs of the Falcóns, will each read from their books before the grand prize is awarded. This award, judged by Reyna Grande, Alia Malek, and E.C. Osondu, illuminates the complexity of human experience as told by immigrants. Grande and Osondu will speak about their own experiences as an immigrant writers. Sponsored by the Institute for Immigration Research. 

Speakers
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Reyna Grande

Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her life before and after coming from Mexico to the United States as an undocumented immigrant. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), will be released... Read More →
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E.C. Osondu

E.C. Osondu is the author of the collection of stories Voice of America and the novel This House is Not For Sale. He is a winner of the Caine Prize and a Pushcart Prize among other prizes. His fiction has appeared in the Atlantic, AGNI, n+1, Guernica, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s... Read More →
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Melissa Rivero

Melissa Rivero was born in Lima, Peru and raised in Brooklyn. Her writing has taken her to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the VONA/Voices Workshops, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. In 2015, Melissa was an Emerging Writers Fellow at the Center for Fiction. She is a graduate... Read More →
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Angie Kim

Angie Kim is the debut author of the national bestseller Miracle Creek, a literary courtroom drama that has been named a LibraryReads Selection, an IndieNext pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, a Book of the Month Club selection, and Apple Books’ Top Ten Debuts of 2019, as well... Read More →
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Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim’s debut novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won the Borders Original Voices Award, was shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was a Washington Post Best Historical Novel and Critic’s Pick. Her second novel, The Kinship of Secrets, received a starred... Read More →