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Amarnath Ravva & giovanni singleton at The Poetry Center

Mark your calendars, because Amarnath Ravva will be in San Francisco again on December 4! He will be reading from his riveting experimental memoir American Canyon at The Poetry Center at SFSU. Don’t miss this chance to experience this unique union of image and text, and of myth and memory. Bay Area poet giovanni singleton will also be there reading her own poetry […]


UNBOUND: Pop-Up Bookstore by Kaya Students for Independent Publishing

This Wednesday, November 19th, Kaya’s student group KSIP will be hosting their first annual pop-up bookstore with American Institute of Graphic Arts USC. Kick off your holiday shopping while supporting independent artists and writers at USC! Original works will be available for perusing and purchase. Come by to enjoy the creations of young local artists and go […]


Night Market Noir: Ed Lin and Friends in Los Angeles

We are joining forces with Writ Large Press to present a fascinating evening of readings by Ed Lin, Steph Cha, and Naomi Hirahara. Come to Night Market Noir to hear Ed Lin read from GHOST MONTH and contribute to our discussion with all three authors. Join us for an evening of mysteries, ghosts, and crime! Date: Saturday, November 15, […]


Amarnath Ravva at Stories in Echo Park

Amarnath Ravva will be reading from his debut book American Canyon at Stories Books and Cafe on November 1st.  Come to this event to hear from Ravva’s experimental memoir, which employs a variety of multimedia and narrative techniques to convey his story. Ravva will be joined by poet Brandon Som, winner of the 2012 Nightboat Award for his […]


author news

Amarnath Ravva
American Canyon Book Trailer

Experience the beauty of Amarnath Ravva’s AMERICAN CANYON by viewing one of the four book trailers. Check out our other social media sites for the other three! “In these moments between the endless chain of flowers, I think of the mothers who placed me here…”

Amarnath Ravva
Review of AMERICAN CANYON in The Improbable

Emily Ballaine posted a review of Amarnath Ravva’s AMERICAN CANYON to The Improbable. In it, she praises Ravva’s hybridizing style and mastery of empty spaces. “American Canyon is a book that experiments with form, and when I say ‘experiment,’ I mean it in the truest sense of the word. I mean that Ravva approaches past […]

Gene Oishi
Gene Oishi’s Q&A with Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore Magazine hosted a Q&A with Gene Oishi, author of FOX DRUM BEBOP. The issues discussed are vast–ranging from Oishi’s opinion on writing fiction versus non-fiction to his comment on current racial relations. In the interview, Oishi also traces Americans’ shifting awareness of concentration camps in America and notes the euphemisms previously used to describe […]


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