Rebecca F. Kuang: Yellowface

Event information

Where: Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Date: Sunday 13 October

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Cost: £12/£10, £5 live-stream

Type: Durham Book Festival , Durham Book Festival 2024 Sunday


We’re thrilled to welcome Rebecca F. Kuang to Durham to discuss her number one global sensation and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick, Yellowface.

When failed writer June Hayward witnesses her rival Athena Liu die in a freak accident, she sees her opportunity… and takes it. So what if it means stealing Athena’s final manuscript? So what if it means ‘borrowing’ her identity? And so what if the first lie is only the beginning… 

Rebecca F. Kuang is the #1 New York Times and #1 Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning author of Yellowface, Babel: An Arcane History and the Poppy War trilogy. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford and is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale. Her next novel is Katabasis.