Writer Anne Fadiman speaks to Rain Taxi editor Eric Lorberer about her National Book Critics Circle Award winning book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, on the occasion of its 15th year anniversary and re-release. The book explores the clash between cultures as a California hospital and a refugee Hmong family disagree over the treatment for their youngest child Lia Lee.

Monday, April 15, 8:30pm, Frick Fine Arts Auditorium: ANNE FADIMAN

Fadiman has won National Magazine Awards for both reporting and essays. She is the author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. Her essays and articles have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.