Cleo Qian in conversation with Yun Qin Wang

Event date: 
Monday, December 4, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Cleo Qian will read from LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO, her collection of 11 short stories that explore the alienated and technology-mediated lives of young Asian and Asian-American women today. "Cleo Qian's LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S GO is an uncanny Asian American fantasia where fringe artist collectives, melancholy K-pop stars, anxious piano prodigies, disembodied digital ghosts, and lovelorn alchemists converge. Deeply psychological, these stories confront the bizarre horrors of modern life, finding surprising beauty and supernatural catharsis. I'll be thinking about these characters for a long, long time." --Jean Chen Ho

Cleo Qian is a fiction writer and poet from California. She received her MFA from NYU. Her work has appeared in over 20 outlets; was a winner of the Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Competition; has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, twice longlisted for the DISQUIET Prize, and supported by Sundress Academy for the Arts. By day, she works at a nonprofit. She currently splits her time between Chicago and New York. She will be joined in conversation by Writers' Workshop MFA in Fiction student Yun Qin Wang.

Event address: 
Prairie Lights
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
LET'S GO LET'S GO LET'S GO By Cleo Qian Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534927
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Published: Tin House Books - August 15th, 2023

Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence

A TIME Best Book of 2023

“Qian has a gift for sensory details, and for the speculative and grotesque. . . . a pleasure to read.”—Raven Leilani, author of Luster