Good Girls Marry Doctors Reading In Seattle

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Piyali Bhattacharya - Author says
Join Piyali Bhattacharya, editor of the award-winning new anthology, GOOD GIRLS MARRY DOCTORS: SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN DAUGHTERS ON OBEDIENCE AND REBELLION, as she reads from the volume and has a conversation with Dr. Anu Taranath, faculty at the University of Washington and a consultant on race.

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Piyali Bhattacharya is Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where she teaches Creative Writing. Her short stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. She is the editor of the anthology Good Girls Marry Doctors. The book was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. It was also named an "Asian American Literary Achievement of 2016" by NBC, a "Best Nonfiction Book of 2016" by Entropy, and listed among the "10 Essential Books about the Immigrant Experience" by Publishers Weekly. Piyali is currently working on her first novel, an excerpt from which won the 2015 Peter Straub Award for Fiction.

Anu Taranath teaches postcolonial world literatures with a focus on gender, race, sexuality and other social identities. She speaks publicly on the humanities, facilitates workshops on race, power and social difference for government agencies and community organizations, and works with educators on critical pedagogy. She brings both passion and expertise to her work as she collaborates with colleagues regionally, nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several distinctions including Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” designation, University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award, multiple US Fulbright Scholar Grants, the University of California President's Dissertation Year Fellowship, and is an alumni of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop for Writers of Color.
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