On Nov. 17 at 6:30 pm, Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) hosts a virtual chat with award-winning young adult and children’s author Adib Khorram via Zoom. The program is the culminating event of MCL’s fall literary festival, Mid-Columbia Reads.
Khorram’s debut novel, “Darius the Great Is Not Okay,” earned the William C. Morris Debut Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, among other accolades. The story centers on Darius Kellner, whose first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. The book is one of three titles being given out during the festival, which ends Nov. 17.
The sequel, “Darius the Great Deserves Better,” was published in 2020, and Khorram’s debut picture book, “Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story,” was released this year.
Also a graphic designer and a tea enthusiast, Khorram was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. When he's not writing, he enjoys Crossfit, figure skating, electric guitar, food, wine, video games, board games, and Kansas City barbecue.
This is a multilingual event; interpretation will be provided in Spanish and Arabic. Learn more at midcolumbialibraries.org.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.