kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


Kaya is generously funded by:

  • USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

  • USC Dornsife Department of American Studies and Ethnicity

  • Japan Foundation

  • Kaya Press’s work and events are made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

  • Kaya Press is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.


  • Whakyung Lee

  • Duncan Williams


  • Huy Hong

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen


  • Lily & Tom Beischer

  • Lisa Chen & Andrew Hsiao

  • Juliana Koo & Paul Smith

  • Gene & Sabine Oishi

  • Patricia Wakida

  • Amelia Wu & Sachin Adarkar

  • Anita Wu & James Spicer


  • Floyd & Sheri Cheung

  • Jim Chu

  • Prince Gomolvilas

  • Jean Ho

  • Ed Lin


  • 村井則子

  • Chez Bryan Ong

  • Thad Rutkowski

  • Anantha Sudhakar



“The most consistent intelligent wide-ranging committed press I know – Kaya is an example of how to turn ‘small’ books into literary arrows that shoot straight and true into the heart of our culture and (of course) ourselves.”

— Junot Díaz