Meng Jin Reads an Excerpt from Her Story “In the Event”
On Storybound, Our Radio-Theater Podcast
Storybound is a radio theater program designed for the podcast age. Hosted by Jude Brewer and with original music composed for each episode, the podcast features the voices of today’s literary icons reading their essays, poems, and fiction.
On the twelfth episode of the fourth season, Meng Jin reads an excerpt from her story “In the Event,” backed by an original Storybound remix, and sound design and arrangement by Jude Brewer.
Meng Jin is the author of the novel Little Gods, which was a finalist for the NYPL Young Lions Award and LA Times First Fiction Prize. Her next book, Self-Portrait with Ghost: a Collection of Short Fictions, is forthcoming from Custom House in the summer of 2022, and she is working on a new novel, Mothers and Girls: A Fake Memoir, for which she received a 2021 Creative Capital Award.
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