Darien Hsu Gee Reads from Other Small Histories
From Damian Barr's Literary Salon Podcast
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave Salonnière Damian Barr is your host.
Darien Hsu Gee is an award-winning author of five novels and winner of the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship. We’re always saying we want to share more poetry, so we’re thrilled to share this beautiful collection with you that traces the author’s matrilineal heritage through five generations—Other Small Histories.
If you enjoyed Darien’s reading, Other Small Histories is available now in a limited print run through the Poetry Society of America (get them while you can!). She also has a new book out—Allegiance—which is published by Legacy Isle Publishing and touches on many of the same themes. It can be purchased in all good bookshops. Darien has also kindly provided us with a reading list of books that inspire her writing, which you can browse here.
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Darien Hsu Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into 11 languages. She won the 2019 Poetry Society of America’s Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories and the 2015 Hawai’i Book Publishers’ Ka Palapala Po’okela Award of Excellence for Writing the Hawai’i Memoir. She is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship. Gee holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. She lives with her family on the Big Island of Hawai’i.