BCB Author Event: Belinda Huijuan Tang, Wed 8/24, 6pm



Wednesday 8/24 at 6pm

Belinda Huijuan Tang + Taneum Bambrick for A MAP FOR THE MISSING

Join Bel Canto Books as we welcome Belinda Huijuan Tang, author of the acclaimed debut novel A MAP FOR THE MISSING, in conversation with poet Taneum Bambrick, author of the forthcoming INTIMACIES, RECEIVED. Reading/discussion followed by book signing.

  • Attendees will be required to follow all current COVID-19 restrictions.
  • This is an outdoor event in the garden at The Hangout (2122 E 4th Street, LB). 
  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have recently been exposed to COVID-19.


An epic, mesmerizing debut novel set against a rapidly changing post–Cultural Revolution China, A Map for the Missing reckons with the costs of pursuing one’s dreams and the lives we leave behind

“Belinda Huijuan Tang’s debut novel is a beautifully drawn, sensitively rendered portrait of a man desperately searching for his father—and for reconnection to the past and people he once knew and loved. Both rich in historical detail and timeless in scope, A Map for the Missing explores the costs of choosing your own path, whether what’s left behind can ever be retrieved, and whether it is possible to forgive the wounds we inevitably inflict on each other.” —Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere


Belinda Huijuan Tang is a 2021 graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow and recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Fellowship. She holds a BA from Stanford University and was a 2019 work-study fellow at the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lived in China from 2016 to 2018 and, while there, received an MA from Peking University in Beijing. She currently lives in Los Angeles.


Taneum Bambrick is the author of Intimacies, Received (Copper Canyon Press, Sept 2022) and Vantage, which was selected by Sharon Olds for the 2019 American Poetry Review/Honickman first book award (APR 2019). Her poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in The Nation, The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, PEN, and elsewhere. A 2020 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she is a Dornsife Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California, and Co-Book Reviews Editor for Pleiades Magazine.