Writing and Editing Noir: Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Joe Meno, Richard Thomas, and Ben Tanzer, in a discussion moderated by Mei-Ling Hopgood

Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, editor of Singapore Noir

Joe Meno, contributor to Chicago Noir and editor of the upcoming volume Chicago Noir        2: The Classics

Richard Thomas, editor of The New Black

Ben Tanzer, Orphans

Moderator: Mei-Ling Hopgood

Co-sponsored by Akashic Books, Curbside Splendor, AAJA-Chicago (Asian American Journalists Association, Chicago chapter), and Tiger Beer

A Read Local Event 


Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan is the New York-based author of A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family. A native of Singapore, she is a former staff writer at the Wall Street Journal, her work has also appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other publications. She has been an artist in residence at Yaddo and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Joe Meno (Office Girl, The Great Perhaps) is a novelist, writer of short fiction, playwright, and music journalist based in ChicagoRichard Thomas edits Curbside Splendor's Dark Horse imprint, along with the anthology The New BlackBen Tanzer (My Father's HouseYou Can Make Him Like You) is director of publicity and content strategy at Curbside Splendor and can be found online at This Blog Will Change Your Life. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons. Mei-Ling Hopgood is author of How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm and Lucky Girl and an award-winning journalist. She is an associate professor and director of global initiatives and evaluation at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Refreshments will be served.

Event date: 
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
Singapore Noir Cover Image
By Cheryl Lu Tan (Editor)
ISBN: 9781617752353
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - June 3rd, 2014

Chicago Noir Cover Image
By Neal Pollack (Editor)
ISBN: 9781888451894
Availability: Special Order
Published: Akashic Books - September 2005

Orphans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780875806952
Availability: Special Order
Published: Northern Illinois University Press - November 2013

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