Columbia Fiction Foundry | Distinguished Speaker Series

This event will take place virtually at 9am PDT/12pm EDT. Not in PDT or EDT? Check your time zone.

Join Columbia Fiction Foundry, in conversation with Frances Cha, author of the critically acclaimed novel IF I HAD YOUR FACE. Frances' debut was named best book of 2020 by NPR, TIME Magazine, USAToday, Bustle, Esquire, New York Post, and InStyle Magazine. This riveting novel, set in a contemporary South Korea, follows the stories of four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty. The novel explores themes including Korean beauty culture, plastic surgery, friendship, and brutal social hierarchies.  Frances, a former travel and culture editor for CNN in Seoul, grew up in the United States, Hong Kong, and South Korea. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University MFA writing program, she has written for The Atlantic, The Believer, and the Yonhap News Agency, among others, and has lectured at Columbia University, Ewha Womans University, Seoul National University, and Yonsei University. Frances will join Columbia Fiction Foundry’s Vice President, Tania Moore, on Zoom to discuss the book and its path to publication.

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April 23, 2021 at 9:00am - 10am

Online - Zoom