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An Evening with Mira Jacob
February 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
Mira Jacob is a novelist, memoirist, illustrator, and cultural critic. Born in New Mexico to parents who emigrated from India, she uses her dual-culture background to navigate the ebb and flow of politics and modern culture.
In 2015, Mira illustrated a graphic article for BuzzFeed entitled “37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son,” which quickly went viral. Her acclaimed graphic memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, expands upon the delicate and nuanced conversations about race and politics she has with her son. Good Talk was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award, and named a New York Times Notable Book, as well as a best book of the year by Time, Esquire, Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal. It is currently in development as a television series with Film 44.
This event is co-sponsored by the Moody College Honors Program, Michener Center for Writers, Plan II Honors Program and Department of American Studies through a crowdsourcing partnership with The Tuesday Agency and participating universities, libraries and organizations.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 11, from 7–8 p.m.
Registration is required, using passcode crowds202
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