Book Talk: The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories
In collaboration with the Pitkin County Library and Aspen Words, this month we will participate in the annual Community Read. Each summer, the valley comes together to read the Aspen Words Literary Prize Winner. We are delighted to offer copies of The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories by Jamil Jan Kochai for our June discussion led by Mary Fox.
The New York Times Book Review says, [the book] "is a moving exploration of characters grappling with the ghosts of war and displacement—and one that speaks to the immediate political landscape we reckon with today."
Jamil Jan Kochai was born in an Afghan refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, but he originally hails from Logar, Afghanistan. His short stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Ploughshares, and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2018. Currently, he is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
Books available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning mid-May. Information on related programs through Aspen Words available on their website.