Join Susan Choi '90 in a discussion of her novel, The Foreign Student, which won the Asian American Literary Award for fiction.

We invite you to take time before our Reunion to read the book, and then come to "The Big Blue Read" session prepared to ask questions, offer comments, and share your thoughts with the author and fellow alumni. Find a copy of The Foreign Student at your local bookstore or order it online.

The New Yorker called The Foreign Student “An auspicious debut novel…Epic in its harrowing accounts of war and intimate in its charged descriptions of the unlikely love affair at its center.”

And Richard Eder of the Los Angeles Times described it as "A novel of extraordinary sensibility and transforming strangeness” and named it one of the top ten books of 1998. 

About the Author 
Susan Choi’s first novel The Foreign Student, won the Asian American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and her third, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, in 2010 Susan received the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award. Her most recent novel, My Education (2013), is forthcoming in paperback this June. Susan teaches at Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and sons.