Tania Malik and Nash Jenkins

Join us on May 23rd as we welcome Tania Malik and Nash Jenkins here to discuss their NEW BOOKS!

Tania Malik was born in New Delhi and raised in India, Africa, and the Middle East. She was educated in boarding schools in the foothills of the Himalayas and graduated from the University of Delhi with a degree in Geography. She has had a varied career in the travel marketing and non-profit industries. Her first novel Three Bargains (W.W. Norton) received a Publishers Weekly starred review and a Booklist starred review. Her work has appeared in Calyx Journal, the Baltimore Review, Bound Off, Salon.com and other publications. She divides her time between San Francisco's Bay Area and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

About Hope You Are Satisfied:
The Sheik is pissed. Along with his wives and children, the Sheik got put on the wrong plane, and ended up waiting hours in the desert on a hot tarmac for a crew that never came. As usual– it’s Riya’s fault.

Riya works for Discover Arabia, a rinky-dink tour guide company in the far-flung desert outpost of Dubai. It’s 1990, and the city’s iconic skyline, along with its global reputation, remains but a gleam in developers’ eyes. For twenty-five year-old Riya, Dubai is a desert purgatory that spreads out between her family back home in India, and an as-yet-defined future ahead of her. If she belongs to anything, it is to the city’s transient underclass of young people from South Asia, Africa, and Europe who arrive with the ubiquitous goal of earning more than they could at home.

Will a favor from Dubai’s most notorious fixer get Riya back in everyone’s good graces? Or will the impending possibility of an invasion by Saddam Hussein make Riya’s problems (along with everyone else’s) a moot point?

Nash Jenkins grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and graduated from the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey in 2011. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, he worked as a correspondent for Time in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C.; his cultural commentary has also been published by the Atlantic. He received his MA from the University of Chicago in 2019 and he is currently a PhD student in Media, Technology, and Society at
Northwestern University. Jenkins lives in Chicago.

Foster Dade Explores the Cosmos (The Overlook Press; May 16, 2023; U.S. $30.00; Hardcover) is about privilege and power, the pitfalls of masculinity and its expectations, and, most distinctly, how we create the mythologies that give meaning to our lives. With his debut novel, Nash Jenkins brilliantly captures the emotional intensities of adolescence in the dizzying early years of the twenty-first century.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
1373 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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ISBN: 9781951213695
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Published: Unnamed Press - May 9th, 2023

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ISBN: 9781419764769
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 16th, 2023