Author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," Sunil Yapa

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Name: Author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," Sunil Yapa
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
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Author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," Sunil Yapa
Thursday, October 4, 8:15 pm
NIederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center  

A finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner award, Yapa’s debut novel, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and was named one of the best books of 2016 by Amazon, Time magazine, The Washington Post,Bustle, and others. Set during one day of the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization protests, the novel is described as “fast-paced and unflinching” by The New Yorker, “a genuine tour-de-force” by The Seattle Times, and “generation-defining” by The Toronto Star. Yapa’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in American Short FictionGuernica, O MagazinePoets & WritersThe MarginsHyphenSliceLitHub, and others. He teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Sierra Nevada College. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist has been selected as the next book for the Roanoke Valley Reads community reading project.

Q & A: Friday, October 5, 11 am, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

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