Author Event and Book Signing with Xinyue Huang and Hanif Abdurraqib

Xinyue Huang and Hanif Abdurraqib
Monday, April 29, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join The Georgia Review and Avid Bookshop for an author event and book signing with Xinyue Huang and Hanif Abdurraqib.  This event is on Monday, 29 April 2023, from 7-8:30pm at the 40 Watt Club. While no admission will be charged, please feel free to RSVP here.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Xinyue Huang is a poet from Shanghai, China. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in Pigeon Pages, Electric Literature, and several Chinese poetry publications. A semifinalist for the 2021 Joy Harjo Poetry Contest and a finalist for the 2022 Black Warrior Review Poetry Prize, Huang writes poems in both English and Chinese. She is an MFA student at New York University and the assistant translations editor at The Washington Square Review

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was released in June 2016 from Button Poetry. It was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Prize, and was nominated for a Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. With Big Lucks, he released a limited edition chapbook, Vintage Sadness, in summer 2017 (you cannot get it anymore and he is very sorry.) His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was released in winter 2017 by Two Dollar Radio and was named a book of the year by Buzzfeed, Esquire, NPR, Oprah Magazine, Paste, CBC, The Los Angeles Review, Pitchfork, and The Chicago Tribune, among others. He released Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest with University of Texas press in February 2019. The book became a New York Times Bestseller, was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. His second collection of poems, A Fortune For Your Disaster, was released in 2019 by Tin House, and won the 2020 Lenore Marshall Prize. In 2021, he released the book A Little Devil In America with Random House, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. The book won the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Gordon Burn Prize. His book on basketball, There’s Always This Year, will be out from Random House in March 2024. Hanif is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.

Event Location

40 Watt Club
285 W Washington St
Athens, GA 30601
Books: 
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There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593448793
Availability: May be on our shelves (or available in 5-10 business days)
Published: Random House - March 26th, 2024

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They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us: Expanded Edition By Hanif Abdurraqib, Jason Reynolds (Afterword by), Eve L. Ewing (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Jason Reynolds (Afterword by), Eve L. Ewing (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781953387448
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Two Dollar Radio - June 20th, 2023

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A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

Sing, Aretha, Sing!: Aretha Franklin,
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Ashley Evans (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313456
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 1st, 2022

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A Fortune for Your Disaster By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781947793439
Availability: Backordered - may take several months
Published: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019

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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music Series) By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
Availability: In our warehouse - should arrive/ship in 5-10 business days. (Currently not on our shelves.)
Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

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