Memoir Series: Nicole ChungMonday, May 11, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This season of our memoir series closes out with Nicole Chung’s stirring, bestselling memoir All You Can Ever Know. Poet Steffan Triplett will moderate the conversation.
Nicole Chung‘s All You Can Ever Know was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, and named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, NPR, TIME, Newsday, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Goodreads, and Chicago Public Library, among many others. Nicole has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, GQ, The Guardian, Longreads, The Cut, Vulture, Slate, Real Simple, and Hazlitt. She is the editor in chief of Catapult magazine, co-editor of the anthology A Map Is Only One Story, and the former managing editor of The Toast.
With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.
“[A] stunning memoir . . . Chung’s writing is vibrant and provocative as she explores her complicated feelings about her transracial adoption . . . and the importance of knowing where one comes from.” —Publishers Weekly
Steffan Triplett is a Black, creative nonfiction writer and instructor, born and raised in southwest Missouri. Invested in media and the arts, Steffan has served as Co-Editor-In-Chief for the literary magazine Hot Metal Bridge, held positions for the National Book Foundation and the Andy Warhol Museum, and currently serves as an Essays Reader at The Offing. His nonfiction has been featured in Essay Daily and has been published in Longreads, Electric Literature, DIAGRAM, Slate, and Wildness, where it was nominated for “Best of the Net.” Steffan’s work has been anthologized in Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (Nightboat Books, 2018), and the forthcoming Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era (Routledge, 2020).