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We over here at the Kaya Press HQ are super excited for this upcoming reading on Sunday, Aug. 21st that will feature Amarnath Ravva, Neelanjana Banerjee, Yago S. Cura, & Kenji Liu. We also especially can’t wait to collaborate with Peter Woods, who is hosting event in the Air 11 space. There will be words, there will be […]



AWP is an annual literary conference that brings together over 12,000 writers and publishers from all over the country. Come visit us at Booth 1310! Kaya Press and Tia Chucha Press are sharing a space (which will also feature work by Tiny Splendor, and Dum Dum Zine). And here is a roundup of Kaya’s smoking hot literary […]



The New Writing Series at the University of California, San Diego will be featuring Amarnath Ravva this week! Amar will be reading and talking about his debut book American Canyon, which was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Awards. The event will be on Wednesday, December 2 at UCSD’s Visual Arts Presentation Lab (SME 149) at 4:30 pm, and […]


Sejal Shah of the Kenyon Review Online provides a personal look into Amarnath Ravva’s memoir. She discusses the prominence of rituals in the book as well as its illustration of the passage of time. If you haven’t gotten a chance yet to read AMERICAN CANYON (or if you have and would like to recall its profound […]


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— Junot Díaz