Annie Wang' s Book Tours
Annie Wang, with five Chinese books in print, is having her first English-written novel published by Random House's imprint Pantheon Book in June. The book Lili A Novel Of Tiananmen, bought by editorial director Dan Frank at Pantheon, is considered the first major novel about Tiananmen and China in the 1980s. It took the author ten years to finish it.
Lili will be published by Macmillan and Bertelsmann early next year in Europe. Anchee Min, author of Red Azalea and Becoming Madam Mao says at the back of the book cover "Lili's life is like mountain bamboo forcing its way through granite--Annie Wang vividly captures her character's tormented soul." The New Yorker, Booklist, and Kirkus Reviews all have given advanced praises for Lili.
Peter Kaufman, a San Francisco-based movie producer (Quills, The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, Henry and June, Rising Sun, The Wild East) says, " I really think Annie really is a gifted and powerful writer. She really captures the spirit of China in all its complexity. The parts about Lili's past, Tiananmen and the countryside are all about discovering the real Wild East that is unknown to us white devils: the face-saving hypocrites, the brave, the naive (Roy) and the cruel all mingle together beautifully. I think it's the best book about the real China that I've ever read. The only problem is that I want to keep reading about Lili and her adventures."
Nicholas Kristof, associate managing editor at New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for covering the Tiananmen student movement said, "I enjoyed Lili very much. It brings back wonderful and awful memories alike of that spring of 89."
Geling Yan, author of The Lost Daughter of Happiness praised Annie Wang for her exceptional English-writing ability.
More Praise for LILI
TUESDAY, July 9th
7:30 PM Cody’s Books
Reading and Signing 2454 Telegraph Avenue
WEDNESDAY, July 10th
12:30 PM Alexander Book
Reading and Signing 50 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
THURSDAY, July 11th
4-6 PM Orinda Books
Reading and Signing 276 Village Square
Orinda, CA 94563
FRIDAY, July 12th
7:30 PM Borders Books and Music
Reading and Signing 400 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Monday, June 11th
7:30 pm-- Annie Bloom's Books, 7834 SW Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219.
Reading and book signing arranged with Will Peters, 503/246-0053.
Tuesday, June 12th
7:30 pm -- Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709.
Reading and consigning arranged with Rose Katz, 510/486-0915. Store phone
Thursday, June 14th
7:30 pm -- Elliott Bay Books, 101 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104.
Reading and book signing arranged with Rick Simonson: (206) 624-6640
Friday, June 15th
7:30 pm -- Village Books, 1210 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. Reading
and book signing arranged with Ms. Alaine Borgias: (360) 733-1599 or
Tuesday, June 26th
Teaism Penn Quarter 400-8th St., NW, (corner of 8th &
D) Washington, DC. Reading and Signing. Store: 202/638-6010
Thursday, June 28th
7:30 pm -- Barnes and Noble 4 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003
Reading and book signing. Store contact: Carolyn Hughes, 212/420-1322.
Saturday, July 21st
2:30 -- Books by the Bay, Yerba Buena Gardens at Mission between 3rd and
4th Streets, between SF MOMA and the Sony Metreon.
Saturday, July 28th
7:30pm -- Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925.
Reading and booksigning arranged with Paula Herman: (415) 927-0973.
Store phone: (415) 927-0960.
Friday, August 17th
7:30 p.m. --
Readers' Books, 127 E. Napa St.
130 E. Napa St. Sonoma, CA
Tel: 707-939-1779 Contact: Ms. Kathleen Caldwell.
Friday, Sept. 21st
5:00 p.m. -- A World of Books. 137 Pelton Center Way. San Leandro, CA 94577
TEL: 510-483-5587. Contact: Barbara Kelivhiv
Sunday, Sept. 23rd
The Cupertino Library, 1400 Torre Ave. Cupertino, CA. Contact : US China People's Friendship Association: Dana Eaton. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org