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In Conversation with E. Lily Yu Tonight!

Dear Friends,

I've been remiss in writing on a regular schedule lately, and for this I apologize. But I'm writing now to invite you to a chat I'm really looking forward to, happening this evening at 7PM EST under the auspices of the New York Review of Science Fiction (NYRSF).

A composite image advertising the event: in a left-hand column, headshots of E. Lily Yu and Amal El-Mohtar, and on the right, the cover of ON FRAGILE WAVES, E. Lily Yu's wonderful novel, with the details of the event written beneath.

I reviewed On Fragile Waves very effusively last year. The relevant part:

“On Fragile Waves” is a tremendous and almost unbearable work of witness. It is devastating and perfect. It neither flinches from the horror of detention nor fetishizes it. Yu never lets us look away from the vicious banality of evil, leaving us to ask why we allow it to thrive, when it would be so much simpler to do good by one another.

The evening will open with Lily reading from the book, but thereafter, who knows what we'll talk about! Murder ballads? Crows? Ballads about murders of crows? It's anyone's guess. But it's free, and all you need to do is attend is tune into this youtube channel at 7PM EST tonight, March 29th.

I'm told the audio will be archived, so if you can't make it you can always listen later, but I'm just going to say from now that I intend to wear at least one truly spectacular Jasmine Chong accessory somewhere on my person.

Wishing you all the best, and hoping to see you at the event!