Event: The Corpse Walker — A Reading, Discussion, and Book Signing
Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: New York City, New York
Venue: The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
A discussion with Wen Huang and Sharon Hom, Executive Director of Human Rights in China, will serve to contextualize readings from Liao Yiwu’s The Corpse Walker, a collection of frank and illuminating interviews with people at the edges of Chinese society: a professional mourner, a restroom manager, a Tiananmen father, a blind erhu player, and many others. These oral histories divulge hidden worlds of personal history, as experienced under the sweeping influence of China’s Cultural Revolution, famine, and recent economic rise. Opening remarks from Editor of The Paris Review, Philip Gourevitch.
For more information about The National Arts Club, including directions to the venue, please visit their website: http://nationalartsclub.org/pb_About_FAQ.htm.