kaya publishes books of the asian pacific diaspora



Join us for a reading and conversation with four outstanding Chinese writers whose works upend the notion of a monolithic Chinese identity and uncover a much more complicated story about the diversity of Chinese diasporic experiences in America: 2017 National Book Award finalist Lisa Ko (The Leavers), crime-writer-turned-YA-author Ed Lin (David Tung Can’t Have a […]


FIRECRACKER AWARDS are awarded to the best self and independently published books of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and the best literary magazines in the categories of debut and general excellence. The winners were announced at CLMP annual awards ceremony, held this year on June 5 at Poets House in New York City. What the judges say about City of the […]


On September 7, 2018, at Doheney Library University of Southern California, Kaya Press held a symposium entitled “Migrant Voices Between Korea and China: Politics, Literature and Translation in Kim San’s Song or Arirang and Cheon Unyeong’s Farewell, Circus”. The symposium is an inaugural pre-launched event of The Magpie Series, at which Kaya Press collaborated with Department of […]


Have the champagne ready! Lisa Chen, the author of Mouth (2007), wins the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award 2018. Sharing the recognition with five talented and inspiring women authors, the award recognizes Chen as an exceptional emerging writer. “Our award winners this year are an exciting and talented group of emergent women writers. Their writing is […]