Ruchika Tomar, author of A Prayer for Travelers, in conversation with Chia-Chia Lin.
Ruchika Tomar is a writer from the Inland Empire, California. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California Irvine and an MFA from Columbia University. She has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, The MacDowell Colony and Vermont Studio Center. A former Stegner Fellow, she is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.
Chia-Chia Lin graduated with an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, where she received the Henfield Prize. Her short stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Glimmer Train, The Missouri Review, Zyzzyva, and other journals. Her first book is The Unpassing from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. She currently lives in Northern California.
Ruchika Tomar, author of A Prayer for Travelers in conversation with Jenn Alandy Trahan.
Ruchika Tomar is a writer from the Inland Empire, California. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California Irvine and an MFA from Columbia University. She has received fellowships from the Center for Fiction, The MacDowell Colony, and Stanford University.
Jenn Alandy Trahan was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Vallejo, California. The first in her family to go to college, she graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a BA in English and went on to earn her MA in English and MFA in Fiction from McNeese State University. Her work can be found in Permafrost, Blue Mesa Review, Harper's, and The Best American Short Stories 2019. Jenn is a Jones Lecturer at Stanford, where she was a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction.
On Saturday September 9, Babylon Salon welcomes award-winning writers Laleh Khadivi (A Good Country; The Walking; The Age of Orphans), Lee Daniel Kravetz (Strange Contagion; Supersurvivors), Shanthi Sekaran (Lucky Boy; The Prayer Room), Stephen D. Gutierrez (The Mexican Man in his Backyard; Live from Fresno y Los) and Ruchika Tomar (Stanford Stegner Fellow).
WHERE: The Armory Club, downstairs performance space. 1799 Mission Street, San Francisco, 94103. FREE ADMISSION – Cash bar exotica. Doors open at 5:30 PM, reading at 6:00 PM. www.babylonsalon.com
Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems and translations have appeared in A Public Space, The Baffler, Boston Review, LitHub, The New Republic, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds degrees in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and Dartmouth College and an MFA in poetry from NYU. Originally from the Bronx, he has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Starworks Foundation.
Ruchika Tomar is a writer from the Inland Empire, California. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine, and an MFA from Columbia University. In 2015 she received The Center for Fiction’s Emerging Writers Fellowship, as well as fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Vermont Studio Center.