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A few years ago at AAAS in San Francisco in 2018, some of us got together and put together a roundtable titled: Writers Don’t Go to AAAS: Bridging the Gap Between the Asian American Literary Community and Asian American Literary Scholarship. Three years later, we are still attempting to build this bridge. | In fact, it […]

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For several years, Kaya along with our collaborators at AALR, Kundiman, the Smithsonian APAC and more have been discussing the best ways to build better connections between Asian American literary scholars, or scholars in general, and the writers and publishers who are focused on new Asian Pacific American and Asian Diasporic literatures.  Kaya is currently […]

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we put together a special package of Kaya backlist titles including Sam Chanse’s one-woman play Lydia’s Funeral Video, Lisa Chen’s poetry collection Mouth, and Sia Figiel’s debut novel, Where We Once Belonged—about thirteen-year-old Alofa Filiga as she navigates the mores and restrictions of her village, Malaefou, and comes to […]

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After much anticipation, Kim Bo Young’s English debut novel On the Origins of Species and Other Stories is available for pre-order, and will be published in May 2021! Straddling science fiction, fantasy and myth, the writings of award-winning author Bo Young Kim have garnered a cult following in South Korea, where she is widely acknowledged as […]

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Meet Stephen CuUnjieng, Kaya Press’ Smoking Hot Matching Gift Angel Donor and Advisory Board Member! Lover of literature and maker of deals, philanthropist qua investment banker Stephen CuUnjieng knows a thing or two about making things happen. Dreaming big is one of Stephen’s specialties—as is spotting potential and getting deals over the finish line—and he […]

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In the year 2020, we’ve swung wildly from dread and despair to hope. Yet at the heart of all of the calamity — the coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, etc. — has also been a global call to unite and protect the values that make us all human. A call to our ancestors, who […]

 
 
 
 

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— Junot Díaz