Thursday, December 6, 2007

PEN Oakland National Literary Award

The Eighth Promise: An American Son's Tribute to His Toisanese Mother by William Poy Lee was chosen by PEN Oakland as its nonfiction winner for the 17th Annual National Literary Awards. PEN Oakland winners address the diversity and uniqueness of American culture and represent new voices of American literature. This is the story of a young man born in San Francisco and his mother's connections to her ancient homeland in Southeast China.

Hear a performance reading of the book, Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Visit the author's website for more information on appearances.

Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, Michigan, has chosen The Eighth Promise for their 2008 one city, one read program.