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2019 Mary Higgins Clark Chair Address: Ligaya Mishan

  • McNally Amphitheatre, Lincoln Center Campus 140 West 62nd Street New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

We are proud to be hosting Ligaya Mishan as our 2019 Mary Higgins Clark Chair. Stay tuned for information on the official keynote address, book-signing and craft talks.


Ligaya Mishan writes the Hungry City column for the New York Times and is a contributing editor at T magazine. Her essay “Born in the U.S.A.: The Rise, and Triumph, of Asian-American Cuisine” was selected for the inaugural edition of the Best American Food Writing in 2018. Her recent work includes essays on Polynesian chefs and Filipino food’s entry into the American mainstream. Her criticism has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the Times Book Review, and The New Yorker. She is the daughter of a Filipino mother and a British father, and grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Earlier Event: October 7
LitFest 2019
Later Event: December 6
Story Circle Gathering