"No One Can Pronounce My Name" author reads at the final Novel Idea 2018 event.
Tickets are free but required and are available starting April 21 at www.dplfoundation.org and at all branch libraries.
"No One Can Pronounce My Name" is a distinctive, funny, and insightful look into the lives of people who must reconcile the strictures of their culture and traditions with their own dreams and desires. This tender multi-generational story about immigrants and outsiders takes place in Ohio and follows the lives of several Indian Americans as they struggle with issues of identity, connection and loss while straddling the divide between Eastern and Western cultures.
Rakesh Satyal is the author of "Blue Boy," which won the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Debut Fiction and the 2010 Prose/Poetry Award from the Association of Asian American Studies. Satyal was a recipient of a 2010 Fellowship in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two fellowships from the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. His writing has appeared in New York magazine, Vulture, Out magazine, and The Awl. A graduate of Princeton University, he has taught in the publishing program at New York University and has been on the advisory committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival. He lives in Brooklyn.