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On Wednesday, October 15th at USC, Japanese authors and literature specialists came together to discuss the complexities of translation. The evening included two discussions. In “Baiting the Hook,” translators Michael Emmerich, Andrew Leong (translator of Lament in the Night), and Motoyuki Shibata discussed the tricky art of translating between Japanese and English. They explored the voices […]

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Kaya Press is proud to announce the publication of Amarnath Ravva’s American Canyon — this stunning experimental memoir uses prose, video footage, and photography to document a series of spiritual pilgrimages, both in India and California. We’re especially excited as this marks the publication of our first full-color book — a must-have for your beautiful-book lovers […]

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We are ecstatic to announce that Kaya Press poet Koon Woon has been awarded a 35th annual American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for his collection Water Chasing Water. The American Book Award aims to recognize a set of books and people for outstanding literary achievement with a focus on multiculturalism and free expression. […]

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Get a sneak peak of Gene Oishi’s forthcoming novel Fox Drum Bebop (November 2014) in this special “Diaspora” feature of Asymptote Journal, featuring artwork by Hidetoshi Yamada. “It should not have been a surprise that the FBI arrested her husband on the first night of the war. Seiji was the leader of the community, and […]

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Amarnath Ravva’s meditative memoir American Canyon will be officially launching in October, but it’s already starting to create buzz online. Here’s a great interview with KCRW’s Lisa Napoli about Ravva’s inspiration for the book: “It had to do with my displacement, my fractured identity, having one foot in the past in India, and another in […]

 
 
 
 

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