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The Council Literary Series Luncheon and Author Program

with Eugenia Kim



Wednesday, February 19, 2020
11:00 a.m. Reception
11:30 a.m. Author Program
12:30 p.m. Luncheon and Book Signing

California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
*Complimentary Valet Parking
The California Club has been made available
through the courtesy of member Nancy de Brier

Nancy Harahan and Joni Smith


Due to the popularity of The Council events, a reservation is required.
Please feel free to call Elizabeth Toms, Director of Council Relations, at (213) 228-7506


Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim’s second novel, The Kinship of Secrets, was a November 2018 LibraryReads pick and is based in part on her family history. Her debut novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won the 2009 Borders Original Voices Award, was shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was named a Critics’ Pick and Best Book of 2009 by The Washington Post.

The daughter of Korean immigrant parents who came to America shortly after the Pacific War, Kim was born in White Plains, NY. She writes about the effects of war, migration and separation on immigrant families, in the tradition of Min Jin Lee and Viet Thanh Nguyen. Eugenia Kim teaches in Fairfield University’s MFA Creative Writing Program and lives in Washington, DC.


Photo Credit: Karen Sayre


Kelly Anderson, President
Betsy Applebaum, Chairman
Flora L. Thornton, Founder