kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora



Hello lovely people! The tiger is excited to announce that Kaya Press will be sharing Booth #6000 with Asian American Writers’ Workshop, The Asian American Literary Review Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and World Stage Press–all are organizations or publishing houses dedicated to writers of color. Here’s what’s going on at the Booth: AUTHOR SIGNINGS / EVENTS AT BOOTH […]


On March 28th, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU hosted an exciting launch event for H.T. Tsiang’s The Hanging on Union Square, which Tsiang originally self-published in 1935. C0-sponsored by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the Asian American Arts Alliance, and the Museum of Chinese in America, the lively event featured an introduction by the book’s […]



We’re launching Kaya’s latest book–H.T. Tsiang’s The Hanging on Union Square–a satiric, quasi-experimental novel that explores leftist politics in Depression-era New York – an era of union busting and food lines. The book is back in print for the first time since it was originally self-published in 1935 and we are thrilled to have editor Floyd […]



Pageturner Festival, Sunday Nov. 7, Powerhouse Arena, BKLYN We’re raising a little hell with the Asian American Writers Workshop this Sunday in Brooklyn – take the F train to DUMBO and we’ll riot together. The second annual Pageturner Festival will feature Kaya authors Luis Francia and Samantha Chanse. Also in effect: Amitava Kumar, Meena Alexander […]


“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