kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora


Kaya Press celebrated Shōson Nagahara’s LAMENT IN THE NIGHT, translated into English for the first time ever by Andrew Leong, in partnership with the Japanese American National Museum, the Master of Professional Writing Program at USC, and the Huntington/USC Institute on California and the West, this past Saturday Feb. 23rd in Little Tokyo. We kicked off […]



Actors Tamlyn Tomita and Gedde Watanabe will read excerpts from the book, followed by a discussion and Q&A with LA Times Book Critic David Ulin and translator Andrew Leong. ADMISSION FOR THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Reception with FREE FOOD and music by THE SADHUS OF BASS to follow immediately around the corner at FAR BAR.


“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