Nghi Vo

Event date: 
Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 2:00pm

Please join us with Award-Winning LGBTQ+ fantasy author Nghi Vo, who will read from The Brides of High Hill, which is the fifth book in the Hugo Award-winning Singing Hills Cycle.  This special event is co-sponsored by the Iowa LGBTQ Library & Archive. The Singing Hills Cycle was the winner of the 2020 Crawford Award, the 2021 Hugo Award, a 2021 Locus Award Finalist, a  2021 Ignyte Award Finalist,  a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, and a Book Riot Best Debut Fantasy of All Time! 

Set in a gorgeously realized world inspired by East Asian and Southeast Asian history and mythology, Nghi Vo’s “remarkable” (NPR), award-winning Singing Hills Cycle follows the archivist and cleric Chih as they record the stories of empresses, handmaidens, cultivators, ghosts, bandits, and many more. The series begins with The Empress of Salt and Fortune, which won the Crawford Award and the Hugo Award, and was named one of the twenty best fantasy debuts of all time by Book Riot.

The novellas of The Singing Hills Cycle are linked by the cleric Chih, but may be read in any order, with each story serving as an entrypoint.

“A quiet, wrenching tale of resistance, resilience, and court intrigue.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author R. F. Kuang

“A stunning gem . . . celebrates the wonder of queer love. I could read about Chih recording tales forever.”
—New York Times bestselling author Samantha Shannon

Nghi Vo is the author of the novels Siren Queen and The Chosen and the Beautiful, as well as the acclaimed novellas When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain and The Empress of Salt and Fortune, a Locus and Ignyte Award finalist and the winner of the Crawford Award and the Hugo Award. Born in Illinois, she now lives on the shores of Lake Michigan. She believes in the ritual of lipstick, the power of stories, and the right to change your mind. 

The LGBTQ Iowa Archives and Library is a community archives and lending library with a mission to collect, preserve, and share the queer history of Iowa and increase access to queer literature for all ages. It is based in Iowa City, IA and was founded in 2020 as a project to collect, preserve, and share queer history throughout the state of Iowa. For more information, visit https://lgbtqiowa.org

 

Event address: 
Prairie Lights Books
15 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
The Brides of High Hill (The Singing Hills Cycle #5) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250851444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - May 7th, 2024

Nghi Vo's Hugo Award-winning Singing Hills Cycle returns with a standalone gothic mystery that unfolds in the empire of Ahn.

"A remarkable accomplishment of storytelling."—NPR on The Empress of Salt and Fortune

"Nghi Vo is one of the most original writers we have today."—Taylor Jenkins Reid on Siren Queen


The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250750303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - March 24th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Crawford Award!
Winner of the 2021 Hugo Award!
A Hugo Award-Winning Series!

A 2021 Locus Award Finalist
A 2021 Ignyte Award Finalist
A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist

A Book Riot Best Debut Fantasy of All Time


When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (The Singing Hills Cycle #2) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250786135
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - December 8th, 2020

From Locus and Ignyte finalist, Crawford Award winner, and bestselling author Nghi Vo comes the second installment in a Hugo Award-winning series


Into the Riverlands (The Singing Hills Cycle #3) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250851420
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Published: Tordotcom - October 25th, 2022

Nghi Vo's Hugo and Crawford Award-winning series, The Singing Hills Cycle, continues...

Lambda Award Finalist
Ignyte Award Finalist
Hugo Award Finalist for Best Novella
Locus Award Finalist for Best Novella


Mammoths at the Gates (The Singing Hills Cycle #4) By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250851437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - September 12th, 2023

The Crawford and Hugo Award-Winning Series