Richland Library to Host Historian Linda Rui Feng

Author to Discuss Debut Novel Set Against China's Cultural Revolution

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Join cultural historian Linda Rui Reng at Richland Library Main from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 to discuss her debut novel Swimming Back to Trout Fish River.

Moderated by Dr. Gregory Patterson Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures, Feng will discuss the novel which tells the story of a ten-year-old Chinese girl and her immigrant parents set against China’s Cultural Revolution.

Swimming Back to Trout River, was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and was longlisted for the Giller Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, and the Aspen Words Literary Prize. 

This event is held in partnership with The Transpacific Intercultural Collaboration Research Group, USC Humanities Research Collaborative, The Center for Asian Studies, Walker Institute of International and Area Studies USC Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

For questions, please contact Kimberlei Davis at 803-351-5616 or

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