Conversations with Authors - Zeyn Joukhadar (Virtual Event)

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Online • Live • 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET

In conversation with Catherine Hernandez

Conversations with Authors is our free online event series! Join us throughout the week for new chats between different authors.


Zeyn Joukhadar’s The Thirty Names of Night is a remarkably moving and lyrical novel that follows three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts.

Zeyn Joukhadar is the author of The Map of Salt and Stars, which has been translated into twenty languages, was a 2018 Middle East Book Award winner in Youth Literature, a 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist in Historical Fiction and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. He is a member of the Radius of Arab American Writers (RAWI) and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in KINK: Stories (edited by RO Kwon & Garth Greenwell), Salon, The Paris Review, Shondaland, [PANK], and elsewhere, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net. Joukhadar has received fellowships from the Montalvo Arts Center Lucas Artists Program, the Arab American National Museum, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Camargo Foundation, and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.

Catherine Hernandez is a proud queer woman of colour, radical mother, theatre practitioner, award-winning author, and the Artistic Director of b current performing arts. Catherine’s first full-length fiction, Scarborough, won the Jim Wong-Chu Award for the unpublished manuscript and was shortlisted for various awards. Her one-woman show, The Femme Playlist, premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2014 as part of the afterRock Play Series co-produced by b current, Eventual Ashes and Sulong Theatre. She has released two children’s books, M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book and I Promise, and her second novel, Crosshairs, is coming soon.


Below, please find links to purchase their books.


The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982121495
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - November 24th, 2020

The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501169052
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - March 12th, 2019

Scarborough Cover Image
ISBN: 9781551526775
Availability: Special Order
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 2nd, 2017

I Promise Cover Image
By Catherine Hernandez (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Syrus Marcus Ware (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781551527796
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 15th, 2019

Crosshairs: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982146023
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - December 8th, 2020

The Femme Playlist / I Cannot Lie to the Stars That Made Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770919099
Availability: Special Order
Published: Playwrights Canada Press - September 4th, 2018