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Kaya Press at Bay Area Book Festival

On Saturday June 4th and Sunday the 5th, Kaya Press will be attending the Bay Area Book Festival in downtown Berkeley! The festival is a free indoor/outdoor event with food, performers, booths, and most importantly, lots of books! We’ll be tabling in Literary Lane at Booth #29. Be sure to stop by if you’re there […]


Kaya Press at Blk Grrrl Book Fair 2016

Kaya Press is so excited to be back at the Blk Grrrl Book Fair for the second year in a row! This two-day innovative fair uses literature and art to combat sexism, classism, racism, and oppression of all forms. The fair will be located in Historic South-Central at CIELO Galleries/Studios, an inspiring space that fosters a community […]


Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge at the LA Times Festival of Books This Weekend

Kaya Press and the USC PhD in Creative Writing & Literature bring you the Indie Lit Lounge at the LA Times Festival of Books — Booth #380 Come to USC for the LA Times Festival of Books this Saturday April 9th and Sunday April 10th and visit the Indie Lit Lounge to buy books from […]


Kaya Press at AWP

AWP is an annual literary conference that brings together over 12,000 writers and publishers from all over the country. Come visit us at Booth 1310! Kaya Press and Tia Chucha Press are sharing a space (which will also feature work by Tiny Splendor, and Dum Dum Zine). And here is a roundup of Kaya’s smoking hot literary […]


author news

H. T. Tsiang
H.T. Tsiang: Don’t Call It A Comeback

Our very own Kaya Press board member (and recent Pulitzer Prize winner), Viet Thanh Nguyen, recently penned a piece for the New Yorker called Reconsidering the Work of a Chinese Immigrant. Our main man Nguyen reviewed a book by Hua Hsu entitled A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific that acts a biography […]

Nicholas Wong
Nicholas Wong Wins a LAMBDA!

Currently the Kaya Press office is practically overflowing with champagne and rainbows of confetti upon the announcement that one of our golden geese, Nicholas Wong, has just won a LAMBDA award for his poetry collection, Crevasse! Wong co-won the prestigious award in the category of “Gay Poetry” with author Carl Phillips in a ceremony hosted […]

R Zamora Linmark
R. Zamora Linmark On NPR

On May 29th our beloved Kaya author, R. Zamora Linmark, sat down with Michel Martin (host of NPR’s All Things Considered) to discuss his lasting 90’s debut novel, Rolling the R’s! We’re obviously big fans of Rolling over here at the Kaya Press office (especially since it still stands as one of our all time […]


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- Junot Díaz