Zain Khalid was recently featured in The New York Times as one of three "Writers to Watch" for this summer. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, n+1, The Believer, The Los Angeles Review of Books, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and elsewhere. He has also written for television. His first novel, Brother Alive, is forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in July 2022.
*photo by Roxana Kadyrova
We're very sorry that Stewart O'Nan, originally scheduled for tonight's show, can't be here - but we're looking forward to having him back at Earfull soon!
For those who like their pigeonholes neat and tidy, Jimmy Ryan ain’t your man. He plays mandolin with the old-timey pluck of a bluegrass breakdown, but he does it with the ferocity of a rock guitarist. A left-handed rebel, Ryan began his career in a bluegrass combo, Pine Island, and the punk band Decentz. A pioneer of the ‘80s alt-country scene, Ryan founded and fronts the bluegrass-tinged rock band, The Blood Oranges, and continues to be one of the most dynamic singer-songwriters on the rich Boston Americana scene today.
*photo by Mark Spencer
Marie Myung-Ok Lee is an acclaimed Korean American writer whose latest work is the novel The Evening Hero, just out in May 2022 by Simon & Schuster. She was the first Fulbright Scholar to Korea in creative writing and has received many honors for her work, including an O. Henry honorable mention, the Best Book Award from the Friends of American Writers, and a New York Foundation for the Arts fiction fellowship. Marie is a founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and teaches creative writing at Columbia.
*photo by Adrianne Mathiowetz
World renowned Sarangi player, Shyam Nepali, and talented multi-instrumentalist, Joyous Gurung, will be performing original and traditional Nepali tunes inspired by the Hills and Mountains of Nepal. Nepali and Gurung have performed throughout the United States and their music is raw and mesmerizing.