Reading: Karen Cheung's The Impossible City

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6–7:30pm

An image of daytime on a street corner in Sai Wan, Hong Kong

About the event

Join us for a reading and Q&A with author Karen Cheung on the occasion of the publication of The Impossible City and Karen's first visit to New York City. This event will also feature a Q&A moderated by Clare Mao. 

Register to attend here.
Vaccination and masks are required.

Karen Cheung is the author of The Impossible City, a memoir of grandmothers and underground shows and the historical moments that define a city. It is a book about twenty-two roommates, psychiatric wards, and finding, then losing, a home. Invariably, it is also an account of protest and grief and resilience, as Karen grapples with what it means to be a Hongkonger, and herself. 

About the reader

Karen Cheung is a writer and journalist from Hong Kong. Her essays, cultural criticism, and reported features have appeared on This American Life and in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and other publications. She was formerly a reporter at Hong Kong Free Press and was co–founding editor of Still / Loud, an indie magazine about culture and music in Hong Kong.

Clare Mao is a literary agent at Europa Content. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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