Author Event: Cynthia So in Conversation with Tasha Suri | Events
As part of Pride Month 2022, the EDI Center at Imperial College London is delighted to host an event with Cynthia So, EDI Center Coordinator and author of the novel YA If you still recognize me!
Cynthia will be in conversation with wonderful, award-winning fantasy author Tasha Suri, discussing their book, LGBTQ+ media, and being an LGBTQ+ writer.
This event is open to the public as well as Imperial staff and students. There will be an opportunity for questions from the audience and a book signing afterwards.
The event will start at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
For those unfamiliar with the location, please find us by going to the main entrance of Imperial College on Exhibition Road. The event will be reported from there. Please see the Imperial South Kensington campus map (pdf).
If you would like to purchase copies of IF YOU ALWAYS RECOGNIZE ME to pick up at the event, please select that option when registering on Eventbrite. Copies cost £8.99 each and payment will be required in advance via Paypal. This option will no longer be available after June 6, 2022 to allow time to order the right number of books.
About the book
Elsie has a crush on Ada, the only person in the world who truly understands her. Unfortunately, they have never met in real life and Ada lives an ocean of distance. But Elsie decided it was now or never to tell Ada how she felt. That is, until his long-lost best friend, Joan, comes back into his life.
Over the course of a summer spent mending broken connections and making startling new ones, Elsie realizes she’s not as alone as she thought…
If you still recognize me is an LGBTQ+ coming-of-age story about fandom, friendship, and falling in love.
About the authors
Cynthia So was born in Hong Kong and lives in London. They have been Imperial staff since 2016 and EDI center coordinator since 2020. Their writing has appeared in speculative fiction magazines such as Odd, Strange horizonsand Anathema. They are also one of the new voices of Proud, an anthology of LGBTQ+ YA stories, poems, and artwork by LGBTQ+ creators, published by Stripes in March 2019. When they’re not writing, they can often be found at the theater enthralled by a play of theater or a musical. They are also extremely enthusiastic about board games and tabletop role-playing games.
(Author photo credit to Olivia Bryan)
Tasha Suri is the award-winning author of Ambha’s Books duology (sand empire and kingdom of ashes) and epic fantasy Jasmine’s Throne. His next novels include The Oleander SwordFollowing Jasmine’s Throneand What are souls made of? a YA remix of Wuthering Heights. She is a writing teacher, occasional librarian and cat owner. It won the British Fantasy Society’s Best Newcomer Award (Sydney J. Bounds) and was nominated for the Astounding Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her first novel sand empire was named one of the Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time by TIME magazine. When she’s not writing, Tasha enjoys crying over TV shows, buying too many notebooks, and indulging her geeky passion for reading about South Asian history. She lives with her family in a slightly haunted house in London.
(Author photo credit to Shekhar Bhatia)