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99% Invisible, a radio show about design and architecture, recently featured our book HYPERART: THOMASSON by Genpei Akasegawa on their show, with a companion piece on their blog, along with the book’s trailer: Here’s an excerpt, and you can listen to the full episode here. “Akasegawa started noticing similar urban leftovers, and treasured them as […]

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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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Writers rush to finish their stories within a three-minute time limit
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We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came out to visit our Smokin’ Hot Indie Lit Lounge this past weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books. Thanks to all of you, we had a successful two days of book-making, game-playing, workshops, author hangouts, and readings. Take a look at our […]

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On February 27, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will unveil its first in-depth look on Indian Americans and their contributions to United States history. “Beyond Bollywood” will be on display at the Smithsonian for one year before touring libraries, community centers, and museums throughout the country. Among the exhibit’s featured artists will be Kaya […]

 
 
 
 

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