Local Author Alexandra Chang in Conversation with Josh Riedel

Join us for an evening with local author and National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree Alexandra Chang, discussing her new short story collection, Tomb Sweeping (available 8/8)! She’ll be in conversation with Josh Riedel, author of the adrenaline-packed debut novel Please Report Your Bug Here.

Compelling and perceptive, Tomb Sweeping probes the loyalties we hold: to relatives, to strangers, and to ourselves. In stories set across the U.S. and Asia, Chang immerses us in the lives of immigrant families, grocery store employees, expecting parents, and guileless lab assistants. These characters, adeptly attuned to the mystery of living, invite us to consider whether it is possible for anyone to entirely do right by another.

Both authors’ books are available in the shop or online; you can preorder your copy of Tomb Sweeping from Timbre Books Now!

Alexandra Chang is the author of Days of Distraction and the forthcoming Tomb Sweeping. Her writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Guernica, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Ventura County, California with her husband, and their dog and cats.

Josh Riedel was the first employee at Instagram, where he worked for several years before earning his MFA from the University of Arizona. His short stories have appeared in One Story, Passages North, and Sycamore Review. Please Report Your Bug Here is his first novel. He lives in San Francisco, California.


Aug 18, 2023 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm


1910 E Main St
Ventura CA, 93001



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