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A List of Recent Books from API Diasporic Writers, 2018-2022
This incomplete list is one in a series of inventories THROUGHLINES is developing as an informal resource for students, researchers and writers to find adjacencies among established and new writers alike. For an updated list of titles, visit: http://kaya.com/throughlines/inventories/.

Eye Level – Jenny Xie
Registers of Illuminated Villages – Tarfia Faizullah
A Cruelty Special to Our Species – Emily Jungmin Yoon
If They Come for Us – Fatimah Asghar
Ghost Of – Diana Khoi Nguyen

The Incendiaries – RO Kwon
Severance – Ling Ma
A River of Stars – Vanessa Hua
America Is Not the Heart – Elaine Castillo
Immigrant, Montana – Amitava Kumar 
A Place for Us – Fatima Farheen Mirza
If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi – Neel Patel
Number One Chinese Restaurant – Lillian Li
Emergency Contact – Mary H.K. Choi

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays – Alexander Chee
All You Can Ever Know – Nicole Chung

Soft Science – Franny Choi
Oculus – Sally Wen Mao
Sight Lines – Arthur Sze
When You Ask Me Where I’m Going – Jasmin Kaur
The Year of Blue Water – Yanyi

Last of Her Name – Mimi Lok
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
Exhalation – Ted Chiang
Your House Will Pay – Steph Cha
Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribay
Home Remedies – Xuan Juliana Wang
Bunny – Mona Awad
A Place to Belong – Cynthia Kadohata

The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays – Esmé Weijun Wang
Know My Name – Chanel Miller
​​I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir – Malaka Gharib

Magnolia, 木蘭 – Nina Mingya Powles
Obit – Victoria Chang
DMZ Colony – Don Mee Choi
That Was Now, This Is Then – Vijay Seshadri
Letters to a Young Brown Girl – Barbara Jane Reyes
Foreign Bodies: Poems – Kimiko Hahn
My Baby First Birthday – Jenny Zhang

David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets Into an Ivy League College – Ed Lin
Trust Exercise – Susan Choi
Days of Distraction – Alexandra Chang
How Much of These Hills Is Gold – C Pam Zhang
Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu
Bestiary – K-Ming Chang
The Magic Fish – Trung Le Nguyen
If I Had Your Face – Francis Cha
A World Between – Emily Hashimoto
New Waves – Kevin Nguyen
The Mountains Sing – Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters – Anita Kushwaha
Run Me to Earth – Paul Yoon
Members Only – Sameer Pandya
Passage West – Rishi Reddi

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning – Cathy Park Hong
Tiny Moons: A Year of Eating in Shanghai – Nina Mingya Powles
This Is One Way to Dance: Essays – Sejal Shah
​​A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home – ed. by Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary

book of the other: small in comparison – Truong Tran
How to Not Be Afraid of Everything – Jane Wong
Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water – Kazim Ali
Come Clean – Joshua Nguyen
A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure – Hoa Nguyen
Imagine Us, The Swarm – Muriel Leung
The Past – Wendy Xu
The Curious Thing: Poems– Sandra Lim
Yellow Rain: Poems – Mai Der Vang

On the Origin of Species and Other Stories – Bo-Young Kim
Intimacies – Katie Kitamura
Afterparties – Anthony Veasna So
Skinship – Yoon Choi
Things We Lost to the Water – Eric Nguyen
The Book of Form and Emptiness – Ruth Ozeki
China Room – Sunjeev Sahota
Ghost Forest – Pik-Shuen Fung
Machinehood – S.B. Divya
Land of Big Numbers – Te-Ping Chen

Beautiful Country – Qian Julie Wang
Crying in H Mart – Michelle Zauner
Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy – Larissa Pham
Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations – Jonny Sun
Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir – Elizabeth Miki Brina
Rumors of Spring: A Girlhood in Kashmir –  Farah Bashir 
Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir – Kat Chow
Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor – Anna Qu

Time Is a Mother – Ocean Vuong
Return Flight – Jennifer Huang
All the Flowers Kneeling – Paul Tran
Dream of the Divided Field: Poems – Yanyi
As She Appears – Shelley Wong
Bamboophobia – ko ko thett
The Trees Witness Everything – Victoria Chang

Disorientation – Elaine Hsieh Chou
Four Treasures of the Sky – Jenny Tinghui Zhang
Fiona and Jane – Jean Chen Ho
The School for Good Mothers – Jessamine Chan
Peach Blossom Spring – Melissa Fu
Counterfeit – Kirstin Chen
Joan is Okay – Weike Wang
To Paradise – Hanya Yanagihara

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now – Phil Yu, Philip Wang, Jeff Yan

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