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Last of Her Name Out Now!

  So excited to celebrate the widely anticipated launch of Mimi Lok’s Last of Her Name! Here are some of the book’s excellent early reviews… “In her debut story collection, Last of Her Name, Mimi Lok is not interested in providing answers or pat endings. The stories open up, instead, in the way of myth or […]


Visions & Voices: Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Fiction

Join us for a reading and conversation with four outstanding Chinese writers whose works upend the notion of a monolithic Chinese identity and uncover a much more complicated story about the diversity of Chinese diasporic experiences in America: 2017 National Book Award finalist Lisa Ko (The Leavers), crime-writer-turned-YA-author Ed Lin (David Tung Can’t Have a […]


Max Yeh at Bookworks Albuquerque!

If you’re in the American Southwest, be sure to join Max Yeh at Bookworks in Albuquerque (NM), as he reads from his whirlwind work Stolen Oranges: Letters Between Cervantes and the Emperor of China, a Pseudo-Fiction. Stolen Oranges journeys to locations ranging from the archives of Imperial China to a rare book shop in Mexico […]


Transnational SciFi Event Featuring Readymade Bodhisattva at Brooklyn Book Festival

We’re so excited to continue the celebration of Readymade Bodhisattva: The Kaya Anthology of South Korean Science Fiction in New York City this September, this time — as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends Series! Transnational Sci Fi: A Border-Crossing, Otherworldly Reading & Discussion: In 2019, two groundbreaking transnational Sci Fi anthologies were published, Readymade […]


author news

Rajiv Mohabir
I Even Regret Night Wins the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award!

Congrats to Rajiv Mohabir for winning the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his translation of I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demerara! We are thrilled to celebrate Rajiv’s recognition by the distinguished Academy of American Poets! Rajiv is in company with other brilliant poets who were honored in a total of nine categories […]

Ed Lin
David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Virtual Book Tour!

The David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College virtual book tour will kick off in style at the Brooklyn Book Festival! Plus more events that you can attend in your PJs! Friday, Oct 2, 2020 – 4pm PST / 7 pm EST RSVP Here! Love Vs. Internship: The […]

Mimi Lok
Last of Her Name wins California Book Award!

Congrats to Mimi Lok, author of the story collection Last of Her Name, for winning the  California Book Awards’s Silver Medal in Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California. Last of Her Name continues to receive warm acclaim, as winner of the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize for debut short story collection, and was also […]


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