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Author to read from her work, Feb. 9

Susan Choi, author of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist "American Woman," will read from her work at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in the Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau St.

Choi is serving this spring as a lecturer in the Humanities Council and the Creative Writing Program.

"American Woman," Choi's second novel, tells the story of a young Japanese-American radical caught in the militant underground of the mid-1970s. Her first novel, "The Foreign Student" (1998), describes the experience of a war-scarred Korean man who arrives at a small college in Tennessee in 1955.

Choi has received the Steven Turner Award for the Novel and the Asian American Literary Award for Fiction. She also has been a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions Award and the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. She was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2004.

The event is part of the Creative Writing Program's Althea Ward Clark Reading Series.

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