Susan Choi

Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indiana, and grew up there and in Houston, Texas.  She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell, before working for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker.  Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction.  She has been a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award.  In 2010 she was named the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award.  She now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their children, and teaches at Princeton University. Short Books publish her novel, My Education in July 2013

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Cassoulet Confessions

Published by Hardie Grant on 15 September 2022, Hardback, £16.99  ‘Cassoulet Confessions’ is an enthralling memoir by award-winning food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar that reveals how a simple journalistic assignment sparked a culinary obsession and transcended into a quest for identity. Set in the stunning southern French countryside, this honest and poignant memoir conveys […]

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Nine Nasty Words

Language evolves with time, and so does what we consider profane or unspeakable. Nine Nasty Words is a rollicking examination of profanity, explored from every angle: historical, sociological, political, linguistic. In a particularly coarse moment, when the public discourse is shaped in part by once-shocking words, nothing could be timelier.

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