Nghi Vo

Loading Events

« All Events

Nghi Vo

May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event date:
Sunday, May 19, 2024 – 2:00pm

Please join us with Award-Winning LGBTQ+ fantasy author Nghi Vo, who will read from The Brides of High Hill, which is the fifth book in the Hugo Award-winning Singing Hills Cycle.  This special event is co-sponsored by the Iowa LGBTQ Library & Archive. The Singing Hills Cycle was the winner of the 2020 Crawford Award, the 2021 Hugo Award, a 2021 Locus Award Finalist, a  2021 Ignyte Award Finalist,  a Goodreads Choice Award Finalist, and a Book Riot Best Debut Fantasy of All Time!

Set in a gorgeously realized world inspired by East Asian and Southeast Asian history and mythology, Nghi Vo’s “remarkable” (NPR), award-winning Singing Hills Cycle follows the archivist and cleric Chih as they record the stories of empresses, handmaidens, cultivators, ghosts, bandits, and many more. The series begins with The Empress of Salt and Fortune, which won the Crawford Award and the Hugo Award, and was named one of the twenty best fantasy debuts of all time by Book Riot.

The novellas of The Singing Hills Cycle are linked by the cleric Chih, but may be read in any order, with each story serving as an entrypoint.

“A quiet, wrenching tale of resistance, resilience, and court intrigue.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author R. F. Kuang


May 19
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,