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Criminal Intent: Fonda Lee & Daniel Nieh

Sat, Nov 5, 2022 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
1119 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

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Action-packed stories of international intrigue, old grudges, valuable gems, and more. Daniel Nieh’s Take No Names is a riveting thriller about a fugitive in search of a quick payday in Mexico City who finds himself in the crosshairs of a dangerous international scheme. “A thriller for the global age, with characters tangled in cross-border conflicts and international intrigues…. The action is brisk, the dialogue snappy…. The story crackles, feeling nicely plugged in to the overheated power grid of an interconnected world.” — New York Times Book Review

In Fonda Lee’s Jade Legacy, the Kaul siblings battle rival clans for honor and control over an East Asia-inspired fantasy metropolis, the page-turning conclusion to the Green Bone Saga. “An instantly absorbing tale of blood, honor, family, and magic, spiced with unexpectedly tender character beats.”—NPR

Moderated by Curtis C. Chen (Waypoint Kangaroo).

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Fonda Lee

Fonda Lee is the author of the epic modern fantasy Green Bone Saga, beginning with Jade City, continuing in Jade War, and concluding in Jade Legacy. She is a winner of the World Fantasy Award, a three-time winner of the Aurora Award, and a multiple finalist for the Nebula Award, Locus Award, and Oregon Book Award. The Green Bone Saga has been translated into multiple languages and named to TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time. Lee is also the author of the acclaimed young adult science fiction novels Zeroboxer, Exo, and Cross Fire. A former corporate strategist and black belt martial artist, she resides in the Pacific Northwest.
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Daniel Nieh

Daniel Nieh is a writer and translator. He grew up in Portland, Oregon, and has also lived in China, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. He studied Chinese Literature at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Daniel is the author of two novels, BEIJING PAYBACK and TAKE NO NAMES, of which both were Editor's Choice selections in the New York Times Book Review. Daniel's translation clients include publishers, universities, nonprofits, and museums around the world. He served as an interpreter at 2008 Beijing Olympics and also works as a contract linguist for the US Department of State. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Esquire.
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Curtis C. Chen

Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen now writes speculative fiction and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. His debut novel Waypoint Kangaroo is a science fiction thriller about a superpowered spy facing his toughest mission yet: vacation. The sequel, Kangaroo Too, sends our hero to the Moon. Curtis' short stories have appeared in Daily Science FictionMission: Tomorrow, and Oregon Reads Aloud. He is a graduate of Clarion West and Viable Paradise.
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