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July 24, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Livingston Public Library
10 Robert Harp Drive
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-992-4600 ext. 237
Meet Lucy Tan, author of "What We Were Promised," at the Livingston Public Library on July 24,
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Meet the Author: Lucy Tan

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Former Livingston resident Lucy Tan will discuss her experiences writing her debut novel "What We Were Promised," life as a young writer, and the story behind the book. The Friends of the Library will have copies of her well-reviewed novel available for purchase.

Lucy Tan received her B.A. from New York University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was awarded the 2016 August Derleth Prize. Her fiction has been published in journals such as Asia Literary Review and Ploughshares, where she was the fiction winner of the 2015 Emerging Writer's Contest. This fall, she will join the UW faculty as the 2018-19 James C. McCreight Fellow in Fiction.

Lucy has a strong connection to the Livingston Library as well; she is the daughter of Lorna Chen, who worked as a Reference Librarian at the Livingston Library for quite some years. Lucy herself worked as an assistant in the children’s department over the summers.

Learn more about Lucy and her new novel -- named one of "60 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018" by the Huffington Post -- at