His first book of short stories, World Famous Love Acts, was a recipient of the Mary McCarthy Prize in fiction and was published by Sarabande Books.
Brian earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at Indiana University, and later taught as assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at California State University Northridge. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Copies of his debut novel, Lost Men, will be on sale at the reading. The book explores the relationship between an estranged Caucasian-looking son and his Chinese father as they try to reconnect during a trip to China.
Brian also received a B.A. in English at CSULA.
Learn more about him, and read an excerpt from his novel at www.ReadBrianLeung.com.
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.