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Rasheed Newson in conversation with Jonathan Escoffery @ Fabulosa Books in San Francisco, CA

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Rasheed Newson in conversation with Jonathan Escoffery @ Fabulosa Books in San Francisco, CA
Rasheed Newson in conversation with Jonathan Escoffery @ Fabulosa Books in San Francisco, CA

Time & Location

Aug 24, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fabulosa Books, 489 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA

About the event

Rasheed Newson is a writer and producer of Bel-Air, The Chi, and Narcos.  My Government Means to Kill Me, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and a New York Times Editor's choice, is his debut novel.  My Government Means to Kill Me was named a 'best' book of 2022 by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Debutiful, the Tattered Cover, and the New York Times.  It was named a 'best' LGBTQ book of year by Queerty, them, and the Gay Times.   

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of the linked story collection, If I Survive You, a New York Times and Booklist Editor’s Choice, an IndieNext Pick, and an International Bestseller. If I Survive You was longlisted for the National Book Award, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize For Debut Short Story Collection, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the Story Prize, and was shortlisted for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, the Southern Book Prize, and the California Independent Booksellers Alliance’s Golden Poppy Award. It was named a ‘best’ book of 2022 by Entertainment Weekly, People, TIME, Oprah Daily, NPR, Literary Hub, The New Yorker, L.A. Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Vox, Kirkus, BookPage, Real Simple, and elsewhere.​

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