Prairie Lights Virtual | Sarah Thankam Mathews in conversation with Sanjena Sathian

All This Could Be Different, by Sarah Thankam Mathews
August 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Prairie Lights Books

Please join us on zoom with Writers’ Workshop Graduates Sarah Thankam Mathews and Sanjena Sathian, who will talk about Mathews’ new novel, All This Could Be Different. Mathews will also do a reading from the book. Described by Lithub as a “bildungsroman, an immigrant story, a hero’s journey not to be missed,”  All This Could Be Different is also a warm, dazzling, and profound saga of queer love, friendship, work, and precarity in twenty-first century America.

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Sarah Thankam Mathews grew up between Oman and India, immigrating to the United States at 17. Her work has been published in Best American Short Stories and she is a recipient of fellowships from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2020, she founded the mutual aid group Bed-Stuy Strong. All This Could Be Different is her first novel.

Sanjena Sathian is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Gold Diggers, which was named a Top 10 Best Book of 2021 by the Washington Post, a Best Book of 2021 by NPR, Electric Literature, and longlisted for the Center of Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Her writing has appeared or will appear in The Atlantic, Conjunctions, Boulevard, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Drift, and LitHub, and The Best American Short Stories 2022. She lives in Atlanta and is an incoming Fiction Fellow at Emory University.