Honored to be invited, eager to participate, intrigued by Colorado, where I’ve never been, and hungry for the chicken parm sub from Meridien Food Market that I’ll have as an airplane eki-ben.
“THOSE IMMIGRANTS!” is the book I wrote that garnered the invitation.
Tonight it’ll be a reception, and tomorrow a couple of panels. One panel I’m on is with Suketu Mehta, author of the stunning, “Maximum City,” and my goal will be to be as quiet as possible since I am in awe of this person’s work. Then, too, the very estimable Maina Singh will be interviewing me about my book, and here I hope to respond adequately to her insightful questions.
Outside of the festival, there is hope to find maybe a few good places for a couple of meals. I’ll be solo, the lonely guy at the bar, nursing a gin, eating a sandwich, reading the TLS.