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Arlington Reads 2013 Author Event: Dinaw Mengestu Discussing “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears”–Central

When: Back to Calendar April 9, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Arlington Central Library Auditorium
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington,VA 22201
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-6321
Categories: Authors Book Clubs
Tags: @ Central Arlington Reads 2013

Arlington Reads 2013 welcomes acclaimed author and journalist Dinaw Mengestu.

Mengestu came to the United States from Ethiopia at the age of two. His first novel, Arlington Reads 2013 featured title “The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears,” tells the story of an Ethiopian survivor escaping communist revolution only to struggle for acceptance behind the counter of a shabby Washington grocery store.

The New York Times says Mengestu has created a “great African novel, a great Washington novel and a great American novel.”

He is the winner of a 2012 MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” fellowship and has been named a top author under 40 by the New Yorker and the National Book Award Foundation. Mengestu’s journalism has appeared in Harper’s, Rolling Stone and the Wall Street Journal.

Admission is free for this event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion.

Arlington Reads is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Arlington Public Library.

Learn more about Author Talks at the Library.

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