Author Talk: A World Between
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About the Event
A college fling between two women turns into a lifelong connection—and spells out a new kind of love story for a millennial, immigrant America.
“A sweetly poignant look at the transformative power of young love.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
In 2004, college students Eleanor Suzuki and Leena Shah meet in an elevator. Both girls are on the brink of adulthood, each full of possibility and big ideas, and they fall into a whirlwind romance. Years later, Eleanor and Leena collide on the streets of San Francisco. Although grown and changed and each separately partnered, the two find themselves, once again, irresistibly pulled back together.
Emily Hashimoto’s debut novel perfectly captures the wonder and confusion of growing up and growing closer. Narrated in sparkling prose, A World Between follows two strikingly different but interconnected women as they navigate family, female friendship, and their own fraught history.
About the Author:
Emily Hashimoto's debut novel A World Between follows two queer women of color over the course of thirteen years as they grow away from and towards each other. O, The Oprah Magazine said it was a "sweetly poignant look at the transformative power of young love" and Kirkus Reviews called it a "sweeping debut novel about the ever changing nature of identity and love." Her personal essays have appeared in Out, Electric Literature, Catapult, Literary Hub, The Margins, and The Rumpus, centering intersectional narratives. She lives in New Jersey with her wife and child.
About the Interviewer:
Jezz is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin’s top-ranked advertising and public relations program and a 4-year alum of TBWA\Media Arts Lab, the advertising agency responsible for shaping the public image of Apple since its groundbreaking 1984 Macintosh Super Bowl commercial. From LA, they moved to Brooklyn, New York to create global campaigns for YouTube and Sonos at Anomaly before pitching a role as their first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead. Their work to expand partnerships and tighten strategic vision at Anomaly led to the agency being named MAIP’s Agency of the Year in 2019.