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kaya events

11/30

Asian American YA with Ed Lin and R. Zamora Linmark

Before the Young Adult became the edgy, best-selling genre it is today, Kaya Press was publishing cutting edge stories about Asian diasporic young people that changed the world. R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling The Rs tells the stories of young people in Kalihi, Hawaii in a way that no one had ever allowed children to exist […]

12/27

The Kaya Press 2020 Thank U Next Smoking Hot Lit Lounge Celebration Mingle

We wanted to send 2020 out by celebrating all of you — our community who make everything we do possible and worthwhile! 2020 has been a doozy of a year and we’re happy to see it end, but so many of you showed up for Kaya Press this year (in-person events, virtual events, amplifying our […]

02/20

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 […]

11/07

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 […]

 

author news

Ed Lin
Asian American YA with Ed Lin and R. Zamora Linmark

Before the Young Adult became the edgy, best-selling genre it is today, Kaya Press was publishing cutting edge stories about Asian diasporic young people that changed the world. R. Zamora Linmark’s Rolling The Rs tells the stories of young people in Kalihi, Hawaii in a way that no one had ever allowed children to exist […]

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!

2021 Thursday, February 18th, 2021 – 6 pm PST / 9 pm EST Ed Lin in Conversation with writer Alexander Chee at the Beverly Hills Public Library!   Saturday, March 20th, 2021 – 9am to 10am PST / 12 pm – 1 pm EST RSVP Here! Coming of Age in YA Fiction: Novelists Mahogany Browne […]

 
 
 
 
 

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