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Author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," Sunil Yapa

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Author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," Sunil Yapa Thursday, October 4, 8:15 pm Green Drawing Room, Main A finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner award, Yapa’s debut novel, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist , was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and was named one of the best books of 2016 by Amazon, Time magazine, The Washington Post , Bustle , and others. Set during one day of the 1999 Seattle World Trade Organization protests, the novel is described as “fast-paced and unflinching” by The New Yorker , “a genuine tour-de-force” by The Seattle Times , and “generation-defining” by The Toronto Star . Yapa’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in American Short Fiction , Guernica , O Magazine , Poets & Writers , The Margins , Hyphen , Slice , LitHub , and others. He teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Sierra Nevada College. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist has been selected as the next book for the Roanoke Valley Reads community reading project. Q & A: Friday, October 5, 11 am, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

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Author of "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," Sunil Yapa