Author Spotlight on Jamie Ford

September 21 2019

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Schlow presents Author Spotlight, a new series bringing bestselling authors to the Centre Region. Jamie Ford will visit Schlow to discuss his books Love and Other Consolation Prizes and The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. The latter spent 2 years on the NYT Bestseller lists and is Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.

Book signing and sale to follow.

Register online to ensure seating. Walk-in seating may be limited.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

About Jamie

Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. Jamie Ford’s debut, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. His second book, Songs of Willow Frost, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into 35 languages. (He’s still holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it!) His latest novel is Love and Other Consolations Prizes. When not writing or daydreaming, he can be found tweeting @jamieford and on Instagram @jamiefordofficial.

About Jamie's newest book, Love and Other Consolation Prizes

A powerful novel, inspired by a true story, about a boy whose life is transformed at Seattle’s epic 1909 World’s Fair… Against a rich backdrop of post-Victorian vice, suffrage, and celebration, Love and Other Consolation Prizes is an enchanting tale about innocence and devotion—in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale.

“Exciting . . . [Jamie] Ford captures the thrill of first kisses and the shock of revealing long-hidden affairs.”—Kirkus Reviews


Author Spotlight is sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies at Penn State, Kish Bank, McQuaide Blasko, Schlow Library Foundation, Schreyer Honors College at Penn State, and Webster’s Bookstore & Café. Also with generous support from Nancy Eaton and Fred & Judy Sears.

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