Sandra Tsing Loh

Fall 2013

tsing lohSandra Tsing Loh is the author of Mother on Fire, a New York Times Notable Book inspired by her hit solo show of the same name, three other books of nonfiction, and a novel, If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home by Now, named by the Los Angeles Times as one of the 100 best fiction books of 1998. A regular commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and This American Life, Loh is contributing editor for The Atlantic Monthly and was named one of the fifty most influential comedians by Variety.

October 14, 8pm – Porchlight @ Litquake, Verdi Club, San Francisco
October 15, 3pm – Mt. Pleasant High School
October 15, 7pm – Reading and Book Signing, SJSU’s University Theater

Co-sponsored by Litquake

Click here to find more information about the Porchlight @ Litquake event.


“Loh’s ability to write a book [Mother on Fire] about a year in the life of a mom…all the while eliciting at least one snort of laughter per page, is no less than a feat of genius.”
New York Times (Editor’s Choice)

“A droll rant…[Loh]’s not afraid to touch on issues of class and race in a way that’s both humorous and trenchant.”
Washington Post

“[Loh has transformed] herself into the foaming mouthpiece of dissent and outrage over the state of public education….Her language is imaginatively twisted and fearless.”
Los Angeles Times

All events are open to the public and wheelchair accessible.