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Language as a Kind of Home: Talking with Anne Liu Kellor

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Anne Liu Kellor discusses her debut memoir, HEART RADICAL.

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Reinventing the Truth: A Conversation with Anna Qu

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Anna Qu discusses her debut memoir, MADE IN CHINA.

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Making Space for Curiosity: A Conversation with Pik-Shuen Fung

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Pik-Shuen Fung discusses her debut novel, GHOST FOREST.

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Cherry Blossom Girl

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Her name was Ing Hua. Literal translation: Cherry Blossom.

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Electric Synthesis: Drakkar Noir by Michael Chang

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Chang’s style imitates internet culture and the patterns of an anxious mind. But there’s also glamour.

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Out-of-Body Recognition: A Conversation with JinJin Xu

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JinJin Xu discusses her debut chapbook, THERE IS STILL SINGING IN THE AFTERLIFE.

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Westward, Onward

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It comes down to this: I feel the need to prove I belong here.

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Completely Embodied: Talking with K-Ming Chang

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K-Ming Chang discusses her debut novel, BESTIARY.

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Rice Cake Love

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I’ll always wish for one last dim sum, one more time to hear the words “I love you, too.”

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At Home and Not at Home Everywhere: A Conversation with Xu Xi

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Xu Xi discusses her new essay collection, THIS FISH IS FOWL.

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The Language of Grief: Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li

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To grieve is to demonstrate dedication to those we love.

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Modern Lives We Lived: Xuan Juliana Wang’s Home Remedies

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Social and economic forces are always pressing on the characters in Wang’s work.

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Teeth: An Oral History

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Few people can tell that my smile is literally fake.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Sally Wen Mao

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Sally Wen Mao discusses her new collection, OCULUS.

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What’s Between the Covers: A Conversation with Naben Ruthnum

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Naben Ruthnum discusses CURRY: EATING, READING, AND RACE and FIND YOU IN THE DARK.

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The Abattoir

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This is what my mother doesn’t want me to see: the death rattle in a forbidden room. This is what she doesn’t want me to know: how one life is sacrificed for another to live.

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Identity Theft

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In the past year, the writing process has become, for me, a way to navigate between the present and the past, between what I have access to and what I will never know.

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In Between the In-Between: Talking with Jenny Zhang

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Jenny Zhang discusses her story collection Sour Heart, trying to escape the past, collective versus individual responsibility for trauma, and love as imprisonment.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A massive bookstore, The Book Garden, has opened in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. The Huffington Post takes a look back at the Strand’s ninety years of successful bookselling in New York City. A Russian bookstore is helping customers learn Chinese.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, Joyland posted the winner and runners-up of its 2017 Open Border Fiction Prize. The price was open to writing or translation in English from any country in the world and was judged this year by Amelia Gray (Gutshot, 2015). The first-place winner is Jenny Xie’s “Lucky Frank,” a short story about a young girl, […]

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Mothers of My Diaspora

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It paralyzes me to think about the sacrifices my family made before I was in my mother’s womb. When they came here they knew they would lose a part of their language, their memories, their sanctity of self.

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