Aimee Liu

Novelist, Essayist, Teacher

Due to COVID-19, all events are in a state of flux, with most shifting online.
Please check back often for updates and revisions!

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Aimee is available for virtual book group visits through Novel Network.

Aimee Liu

Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: July 14, 2020
6:00pm PT - 7:00pm PT
Venue: Litquake on Lockdown Address:
Notes: Millions of families are separated today, by circumstances of the current pandemic, by draconian immigration policies, and by war. Family separation has long been used as an intentional political tool to pressure, frighten, and terrorize. Through the lens of fiction, we can understand the impact of such wounds, and strengthen our shared belief in family and community connection. Authors Donna Hemans, Aimee Liu, Ellen Meeropol, and Kristen Millares Young discuss their Spring 2020 novels, and explore the paths of families torn apart. FREE, $5 suggested donation
Date: July 16, 2020
4:00pm PT - 5:00pm PT
Venue: Huntington Beach Library Address:
Notes: Join us from the comfort of your home as we talk (via Zoom) with bestselling historical fiction author Aimee Liu.
Date: July 19, 2020
2:00pm PT - 3:00pm PT
Notes: "Adventures by the Book" - VIRTUAL Author panel: Aimee Liu, Megan Miranda, Kristin Rockaway Go to:
Date: July 19, 2020
3:00pm ET - 4:00pm ET
Venue: Politics & Prose Live! Address:
Notes: Donna Hemans and Aimee Liu discuss each of their new books, "Tea by the Sea" and "Glorious Boy."
Date: September 13, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Annenberg Community Beach House Address: 415 Pacific Coast Highway
Santa Monica, CA, 90402
Notes: RED HEN PRESS READING - Group author reading
Date: September 23, 2020
Venue: CITY LIGHTS Address: 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway (North Beach)
San Francisco, California 94133
Notes: Red Hen Press event with Donna Hemans, Kristen Young, and Ellen Meeropol
Date: October 3, 2020
Venue: LA Times Festival of Books Address: Ronald Tutor Campus Center SA 3, USC campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Notes: "Fiction: Epic Women and Their Histories" - Aimee will moderate panelists: Lisa See, Maaza Mengiste, & Katy Simpson Smith
Date: February 24, 2021
Venue: OTIS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN Address: 9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Notes: Public Reading & Conversation - MFA Writing Program Visiting Author Series

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: July 1, 2020
1:00pm EDT - 2:00pm EDT
Venue: Secluded: A Virtual Writing Conference Address:
Notes: Authors Aimee Liu and Jennifer Steil discuss how they found untold stories from World War II and transformed these parts of history into their recent novels. Liu’s new novel Glorious Boy unfolds in the Andaman Islands of British India, which in 1942 became the western front of the Pacific Theater as the Japanese closed in on the Indian subcontinent. Steil’s new novel, Exile Music, follows a family of Viennese Jewish musicians who fled the Nazis in Austria for the Andes of Bolivia. During World War II, there were some 20,000 Jewish refugees living in Bolivia.
Date: June 24, 2020
7:30pm EDT -
Venue: Aimee and author Donna Hemans Address: GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE
Notes: Reading and conversation with Aimee and author Donna Hemans. Register here:
Date: June 12, 2020
3:00pm EDT - 5:00pm EDT
Venue: AWP Address: FaceBook
Notes: EVERY FRIDAY in JUNE! AWP Virtual Book Club, a book club with a unique craft focus, has chosen Glorious Boy as the featured book for June. Starting Friday, June 5, 2020, join the conversation by posting discussion questions on the AWP Community of Writers Facebook group. Each Friday, craft-focused questions will be shared from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, and we will hold a discussion in the comments underneath the posted questions. Respond to the question listed and engage in virtual craft conversation with other participants.
Date: June 11, 2020
6:00pm PDT - 7:00pm PDT
Venue: Aimee in conversation with Donna Hemans, author of Tea by the Sea Address: VROMANS BOOKS
Notes: Virtual Reading and conversation with Aimee and author Donna Hemans (Tea By the Sea) Register here:
Date: June 10, 2020
10:00am PDT -
Venue: BEYOND THE BOOK WITH JULIE Address: Instagram Live
Notes: Join Aimee's first interview on Instagram live!
Date: June 9, 2020
2:00pm PT - 2:30pm PT
Venue: “Author2Author” Address: BLOGTALKRADIO
Notes: Aimee's Podcast Interview with Bill Kenower, host of Author2Author
Date: June 9, 2020
6:30pm PDT - 7:30pm PDT
Venue: Sandra Tsing Loh and Aimee Liu in conversation Address: Diesel Bookstore
Notes: Join Aimee and Sandra Tsing Loh to discuss Sandra's new book, The Madwoman and the Roomba: My Year of Domestic Mayhem! Register here:
Date: May 28, 2020
7:00pm ET - 8:00pm ET
Notes: Virtual Reading and conversation with Aimee and author Ellen Meeropol (Her Sister's Tattoo)
Date: May 20, 2020
4:00pm PT - 5:00pm PT
Venue: Red Hen Press Address:
Notes: A Virtual reading and chat with authors Aimee Liu and Donna Hemans in celebration of their latest books GLORIOUS BOY and TEA BY THE SEA! Join us for a reading and conversation with Red Hen Press Managing Editor and cofounder Kate Gale! Viewable on:,,,, or
Date: May 12, 2020
10:00am - 10:30am
Venue: Podcast: Dialogue-Between the Lines Address:
Notes: Live podcast with interviewer Susan Wingate - Follow at Dialogue's platform:
Date: May 12, 2020
5:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue: NOVEL NETWORK/Facebook Live Chat Address: Join here to attend:
Notes: Interview with Deborah Harpham. Join here to attend:
Date: May 12, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Crowdcast Book Launch with Sandra Tsing Loh Address: Go to Diesel’s Crowdcast link attend:
Notes: Aimee will be celebrating the release of Glorious Boy with the inestimable Sandra Tsing Loh! Go to Diesel’s Crowdcast link attend:
Date: May 12, 2020
11:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: “Reading with Robin” on A MIGHTY BLAZE Address:
Notes: Robin Homonoff will interview Aimee for "A Mighty Blaze" on FaceBook Live:
Date: May 11, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Writers Voices with Monica Hadley Address: KHOE 90.5 FM
Fairfield, Iowa
Notes: Aimee will appear on air on Writers’ Voices on KHOE 90.5 FM in Fairfield, Iowa. and KICI 105.3 LP in Iowa City, Iowa. Or listen to the podcast at