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March 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT - 7:45 pm EDT

Virtual Event

The Art of the Short Story: John Lanchester & Te-Ping Chen [2021 Virginia Festival of the Book]

John Lanchester (Reality and Other Stories) and Te-Ping Chen (Land of Big Numbers: Stories) discuss their new collections of short stories which grapple with questions of interpersonal connection, technology, ambition, and distraction, through a mixture of witty literary fiction, magical realism, and cultural criticism.

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A recording of the live event will be available at

The Muse is proud to be a community partner for this event, which is presented as part of the 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book (March 13-26). For more information and the full festival schedule, visit The Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of Virginia Humanities.