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NYWW @ Red Room: An Evening of Crime, hosted by Christina Chiu

  • Red Room @ KGB Bar 85 East 4th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

NEW YORK WRITERS WORKSHOP’S FIRST THURSDAYS READING SERIES AT RED ROOM PRESENTS AN EVENING OF CRIME HOSTED BY CHRISTINA CHIU

Ed Lin is a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up kinda guy. He’s the author of several books: Waylaid, his literary debut, and his Robert Chow crime series, set in 1970s Manhattan Chinatown: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can’t Run, and One Red Bastard. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Ghost Month was published in July 2014 by Soho Press. Lin lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son. 

Born into a family of acclaimed Indian architects, Puja Guha traveled with her parents as they worked on projects around the world. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Puja completed her Master's degree in public policy at Sciences Po and the London School of Economics. Today, she works as an independent consultant on international development programs - primarily in Africa and South Asia - traveling to some of the most economically-challenged countries in the world. Leveraging her scholarship, her ability to speak five languages, and her earnest goal of engendering global economic progress, she continues to learn about, support and embrace new countries. Along her journey, she's been inspired by politics, culture and setting to write The Ahriman Legacy series, in which she takes readers along with her as her imagination enhances her experiences. Puja has lived in Kuwait, Toronto, Paris, London, and several American cities including New York, Denver, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. She now lives in the Denver area. Puja Guha is the author of The Ahriman Legacy series, including Publisher’s Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction semi-finalist Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction. All of her books including international crime fiction thrillers Road to Redemption and Resurgence of the Hunt and literary family drama The Confluence have been recommended by the US Review of Books. Both Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction and Resurgence of the Hunt are also Amazon bestsellers. Puja has also published the short story Where are the Boats? as part of the Down to the River anthology.

Nish Amarnath is an American journalist, author and poet who grew up in different parts of India, Africa and Europe before shifting to London in her late teens. Her crime thriller, VICTIMS FOR SALE, released worldwide by HarperCollins in 2018, was nominated for the Bombay Film Festival Awards. Nish’s work has been workshopped at various forums, including those of ITV America, U.S. State Department affiliates, British Council outposts, the United Nations in New York and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Nish is a Contributing Editor at The Big Thrill Magazine and writes at New York’s Writer’s Edge, guiding fiction authors towards navigating their journey to publication. Her accolades include the Scholastics Writing Awards, the AMMYs or Alerian MLP Awards in North America, and a medal from the President of India for two short stories selected from over 360,000 entries across 78 nations. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street JournalTheStreet.comMSN MoneyNewsweek (now International Business Times) and India Today, among others. She earned a BA in Economics with Distinction and post-graduate degrees in media sociology and journalism from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Columbia University, where she was a James W. Robins Reporting Fellow. 

Charles Salzberg is author of the Shamus Award nominated Swann’s Last Song, Swann Dives In, Swann’s Lake of Despair, nominated for two Silver Falchions. Swann’s Way Out and Swann's Down. Devil in the Hole, was named one of the best crime novels of 2013 by Suspense magazine. Second Story Man won the 2018 Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Crime Novel. His work has appeared in Esquire, New York magazine, New York Times Book Review, and other periodicals. He is the author of over 20 nonfiction books, including Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times, with Soupy Sales. He was a Visiting Professor of Magazine at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has taught at Sarah Lawrence, the Writer's Voice and Hunter. He now teaches writing the New York Writers Workshop where he is a Founding Member. He is a member of the MWA-NY Board, and on the Board of PrisonWrites.

Red Room, 85 East 4th Street, one flight above KGB Bar, btw 2nd & 3rd Avenues

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