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Bestselling Memoir Author Presents at Loyola University Chicago
Anchee Min to Speak about her Childhood in Communist China and Coming to America

Anchee Min, the bestselling author of the memoir Red Azalea and six historical novels, will be presenting the Gregory and Rosalind Terry Lecture at Loyola University Chicago. Her latest novel Pearl of China, is a fictionalized account of a friendship between Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck and a young Chinese girl in a small south China town. Min’s second memoir, The Cooked Seed, will publish May 7 and describes her move to the US and early years here.

Min will speak about life-changing moments, such as growing up during the Cultural Revolution in Red China, being sent to a labor camp at age 17, working as an actress in propaganda movies, coming to the US in 1984 with the help of actress Joan Chen, and teaching herself English by watching Sesame Street and Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.

The annual Terry Lecture is endowed by John and Terese Terry, of San Francisco, in memory of their late children Gregory and Rosalind. The Terry’s are both alumni of Loyola University Chicago. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Loyola University Chicago Libraries. Admission is free and the program is open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. For additional information, visit http://blogs.lib.luc.edu/friends/2012/12/12/terry-lecture-anchee-min/. RSVP to Carol Franklin at 773.508.2641 or cfrankl@luc.edu.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
7–8 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus
Richard J. Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor
6501 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60626

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