Where is Taiwan? What language(s) do they speak? Is it possible to get to know Taiwan by reading a novel? Kevin Chen’s novel Ghost Town - his first with an English translation - was a New York Times Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2022, on Library Journal’s Best Books of World Literature 2022, and on the longlist for the 2023 PEN Translation Prize. Ghost Town will be translated into 10 languages.
Kevin Chen’s Ghost Town is a Taiwanese family saga set in a small town. According to the New York Times, this novel is “a family drama, Taiwan history, and murder case, rolled into one.” Kevin Chen will talk about his personal stories that inspired him to step into the world of fiction as well as the haunting history of Taiwan.
This author talk is in partnership with Taiwan Academy in Houston, an arm of the Taiwan Ministry of Culture.