An Evening with Author Nina Revoyr
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm
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Nina Revoyr was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a white American father. She grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. Her latest novel, Wingshooters, is a fictionalized account of her experiences as a child with two heritages. Set in a small town in Wisconsin in the 1940s where Michelle LeBeau lives with her paternal grandparents, the story revolves around the inability of the townspeople to accept her, or anyone else who is different, as a member of the community.
Published last March, Wingshooters was one of O: Oprah Magazine’s “Books to Watch For” and is winner of an Indie Booksellers’ Choice Award. Her previous novels, The Necessary Hunger, Southland and The Age of Dreaming, focus on racial tensions in Los Angeles, interracial couples, the Watts riots, and racial discrimination in silent films.
Revoyr is the executive vice president of a large child and family service agency in Los Angeles. She has also been an associate faculty member at Antioch University and a visiting professor at Cornell University, Occidental College and Pitzer College.
Admission is free.
Center for Equality and Justice, Pearson Library and Multicultural Programs and International Student Services
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