Queens, NY

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:30 PM
Queens Library – Flushing
41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY

Author Event: ‘The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream’

This free program will take place at Queens Library – Flushing.


Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn discusses of his recent book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream, which uses the politically taboo topic of golf to paint what critics have called “an illuminating portrait of modern China.” The Forbidden Game follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene, where new golf courses are at once banned and booming. Washburn, who lived in China from 2002 to 2011, spent more than seven years researching and writing the book described as “strikingly original” by The Wall Street Journal and “gripping” by The Economist. The Forbidden Game was named one of the best books of the year by The Financial Times.

Washburn will be in conversation with Brendan I. Koerner, the Queens-based author of the critically-acclaimed The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking and Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier’s Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II.

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This program is part of the "Asia Society in Queens" series, a partnership with Queens Library.