Reading & signing
In the wake of winning both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his novel, Waiting, Atlanta resident HA JIN winds up his national book tour for The Bridegroom OCT. 17. A collection of humorous and moving short stories addressing the conflicts between Chinese and Western cultures, The Bridegroom's acutely crafted stories show a mastery for the English language, something that the author only learned 12 years ago. Jin reads from and signs copies of his new book at Chapter 11 Emory Commons. Free. 7 p.m. 2091 N. Decatur Road. 404-325-1505.