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Author Reading: Navdeep Singh Dhillon

Author Reading: Navdeep Singh Dhillon

Fresno State's Department of English presents a morning with Navdeep Singh Dhillon, author of the young-adult novel Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions from Penguin Teen (2022). This reading is the keynote address of the 44th annual Young Writers' Conference. Host is Prof. Brynn Saito.

9 to 11 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Satellite Student Union at Fresno State

Free admission

Livestream will be available on Zoombroadcast by CMAC TV.

Navdeep Singh Dhillon is the author of Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions, a young-adult novel published by Penguin Teen about a cosplaying, crocheting Punjabi teen on a prom-night adventure through Fresno with a Hmong cosplaying love interest, as he comes to terms with grief, identity, and life after high school. Sunny G has appeared on most-anticipated lists at Buzzfeed, Bookshop, Brightly, Pop Goes the Reader, Beyond the Bookends, Book Riot, and elsewhere. Sunny G received a starred review at Booklist Review, which said: “Perfect for fandom lovers and for fans of John Green and Sandhya Menon, Sunny G is a cerebral novel full of heart. It’s not one to miss.” Born in England, raised in Tanzania, Nigeria, Dubai, and Fresno, Navdeep is a Punjabi boy at heart. He was a linguist in the U.S. Navy, worked as a lifeguard at Wild Water Adventure Park for many years, and his strangest job was selling overpriced knives as a door-to-door salesman. He is a proud alumnus of Fresno State and while he spends most of the year in the NYC area, he spends his summers in Fresno.

You can order a copy of Sunny G's Series of Rash Decisions from the author's preferred bookseller, Books will also be for sale at the event.

This event is supported in part by Fresno State's Instructionally Related Activities fund

All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when indoors. Visit for current campus health updates.

Parking costs $5 in Lots P5 and P6, east of the Peters Business Building. Enter campus at Shaw and Woodrow. (Campus map)

All participants are welcome. For disability related accommodations or access information, please contact Brynn Saito at or 559.278.1569. Requests should be made at least one week in advance of the event.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Brynn Saito

Phone: 559.278.1569
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2485 E San Ramon Ave
Fresno, CA 93740