Lit Salon: “Shanghailanders” Book Launch Party with Juli Min and Vanessa Chan

Lit Salon: "Shanghailanders" Book Launch Party

Stream The Lit Salon, an intimate literary salon set to candlelight inside Maison Brooklyn, the townhouse of author and journalist Michelle Young, the founder of Untapped New York! 

  • See a live performance from The Brownstone Trio
  • Hear from Juli Min in conversation with and Vanessa Chan, the Malaysian author ofThe Storm We Made, and Untapped New York’s Founder Michelle Young
  • Submit questions for the Q&A portion of the event

About the event:

On May 14, The Lit Salon will feature authors Juli Min at the launch of her new book Shanghailanders and bestselling author Vanessa Chan of The Storm We MadeShanghailanders is a dazzling and ambitious debut novel that follows a cosmopolitan Shanghai household backward in time—beginning in 2040 and moving through our present and the recent past—exploring their secrets, their losses, and the ways a family makes and remakes itself across the years. The Storm We Made is a Good Morning America pick, which called it a “total page turner” is a spellbinding novel is set in Malaysia during World War II. An ordinary housewife becomes an unlikely spy—and her dark secrets will test even the most unbreakable ties.

The Lit Salon is an intimate literary salon set to candlelight inside Maison Brooklyn, a lovingly restored, historic 1890s townhouse. Guests will be asked to remove their shoes inside the private home, so bring your best sock game!

Livestream tickets are $10 for the general public, or free for Untapped New York Insiders. In-person tickets can be purchased here. All sales final.

The Lit Salon is produced by Maison Brooklyn, with special partners Untapped New York, Aerangis, Ode a La Rose, and Fort Hamilton Distillery.

About the Speakers

Juli Min is a writer and editor based in Shanghai. She studied Russian and comparative literature at Harvard University, and she holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson. She was the founding editor of The Shanghai Literary Review and served as its fiction editor from 2016 to 2023. Her first novel, Shanghailanders, will be published in May 2024 by Spiegel & Grau (US) and Dialogue Books (UK). Translations are also forthcoming in Japanese, Spanish, Norwegian, and German.

Vanessa Chan is the Malaysian author of The Storm We Made, a national bestseller, a Good Morning America book club selection and BBC Radio 2 book club pick. The novel, her first, will be published in over twenty languages worldwide. Her other writing has been published in Vogue, Esquire, Electric Lit, and more.

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