Articles in the Interviews Category
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Studio Visit: Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai

By Ryan Wong | July 22, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A group of artists, writers, and musicians led by Kelly Tsai is teaming up to put on a multi-media performance based on the work of Ai Weiwei

A Picture of Us

By Mia Kang | July 16, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Mia Kang interviews filmmaker J.P Chan about his latest film, and casting Asian actors in lead roles

Ashok and Mary Talk Chapstick, Hipster Racism, and Korean Names

By Ashok Kondabolu | June 20, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with writer and former editor-in-chief of Missbehave magazine Mary H.K. Choi

There Was Cesar Chavez, and There Was Carlos Bulosan

By Nita Noveno | June 11, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

When Stockton, California was the capital of Filipina/o America. An interview with Dawn Mabalon on the lost history of Filipinos in the organized labor movement, and the stories of women that went untold.

A Cupcake Is Identity As Much As Syntax Is Identity

By Abeer Hoque | May 28, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A review of Tarfia Faizullah’s debut poetry collection Seam, and an interview with the poet

Munem Wasif: Learning How to Look

By Abeer Hoque | April 16, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Abeer Hoque interviews a celebrated Bangladeshi documentary photographer whose work recently made its way to an exhibit in New York City

The Swamp of this Moment

By Jyothi Natarajan | April 11, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life, on how to write a novel that has no plot, literary modernism’s influence, and remembering India

Break the Silence

By Aziz Rana | March 18, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Cultural critic Vijay Prashad and legal scholar Aziz Rana discuss the legacy of multiculturalism, and what’s left of third-world solidarities.

Studio Visit: Eugenia Kim

By Eugenia Kim | March 14, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

With the novelist who long thought she was a Korean American impostor

Studio Visit: Marie Mockett

By Marie Mockett | March 7, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Picking Bones from Ash on Japanese Buddhism, tsunami survivors, and her trip into the “exclusion zone”

Studio Visit: Oliver Wang

By Oliver Wang | February 28, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The L.A.-based music critic-scholar on border crossing, his “West Coast vibe”, and why we should leave the guilt and take the pleasure

Liao Yiwu: Four Years a Prisoner

By Jiayang Fan | January 28, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with the exiled Chinese poet on writing from prison, false patriotism, and the responsibility of intellectuals

The Humor and Horror of Historical Absurdity

By Mark Putterman | January 23, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with author Phong Nguyen on his latest book, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History

“I’m Really Sorry for That Horrible Line Break”

By Henry W. Leung | December 6, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with poet Tung-Hui Hu

Studio Visit | Page Turner Edition: Porochista Khakpour

By Porochista Khakpour | October 4, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This Iranian American novelist wants to live forever.

Studio Visit | Page Turner Edition: Victoria Chang

By Victoria Chang | October 3, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of The Boss thinks she might be the only person left on this planet without an iPod—but her poems are certianly full of music.

Two Truths, Many Lies, and a Novel

By Swati Marquez | September 10, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Swati Marquez interviews Bushra Rehman on her new work of fiction, Corona

Studio Visit: Meena Alexander

By Meena Alexander | August 23, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

This New York-based poet once dreamt of being a trapeze artist.

Studio Visit: Kazim Ali

By Kazim Ali | August 16, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

On Sunday afternoons, you may often find poet Kazim Ali at the roller rink.

Misperfectly Matched

By V.V. Ganeshananthan | August 12, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

V.V. Ganeshananthan interviews Soman Chainani about his new bestselling children’s book, The School for Good and Evil.

Studio Visit: Henry Chang

By Henry Chang | August 9, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A native son of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, the author of the Detective Jack Yu series makes a mean pitcher of Bloody Mary.

Fresh Off the Boat: Miss Info Interviews Eddie Huang

By AAWW Staff | August 8, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Watch the conversation between the BaoHaus bad boy and the Hot 97 host

Studio Visit: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

By Marie Myung-Ok Lee | August 2, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Asian American Writers’ Workshop cofounder Marie Myung-Ok Lee kicks off our new weekly Q&A series with writers.

Ashok and Randall Park Celebrate Father’s Day

By Ashok Kondabolu | July 26, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Actor, writer, and father Randall Park shares an hour on the phone with Ashok Kondabolu, recalling his childhood in LA and how he stumbled into acting.

Ashok and Annie Hit the Backyard

By Ashok Kondabolu | April 23, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist catches up with documentary photographer Annie Ling at her Brooklyn apartment.

Happy Controversy: Danish Ali and Ali Gul Pir on Their First US Comedy Tour

By Jen Kwok | December 12, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The two comics chat with fellow comedian Jen Kwok about emergency generators, censorship, and the most-viewed YouTube video in Pakistan.

Speaker in a Future Age: Ed Bok Lee on Poetry, Places and the Death of Tongues

By Sueyeun Juliette Lee | November 28, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“I have a mole on the bottom of my foot, and some of my more superstitious relatives told me that if you have a mole on the sole of one foot, you’ll always yearn to visit new places more than most.”

Meet Hualing Nieh, Mo Yan’s “Literary Mother”

By Jeff Tompkins | November 9, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Orhan Pamuk and Mo Yan, Noble Prize winners in Literature, were both writers-in-residence at the prestigious International Writing Program. An interview with IWP’s current director about one of the program’s founders, the remarkable Chinese novelist Hualing Nieh.

Ashok and Amrit Go to the Movies

By Ashok Kondabolu | October 8, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Stereogum editor Amrit Singh has a hang with Das Racist hypeman Ashok Kondabolu. Proper nouns mentioned: George Washington, Britney Spears, Jenny Slate (a.k.a. the “Marcel the Shell” girl), and C. Mohan (Bollywood’s most iconic designer).

The Occasional Writer: An Interview with Science Fiction Author Ted Chiang

By Vandana Singh | October 3, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Fellow sci-fi writer Vandana Singh quizzes the award-winning, short-fiction master on his axiomatic approaches, paradigm shifts, and whether he would ever own a digient.

Rogue State: Jeff Biggers on the Arizonification of America

By Michelle Chen | September 20, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In an interview about his new book, State Out of the Union, author Jeff Biggers examines Arizona, the so-called “meth lab of democracy,” and the rogue state’s cycles of repression and resistance.

From Laundromats to Radiolab: Jad Abumrad Peers into Thao Nguyen’s Old Soul

By Jad Abumrad | September 19, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“The first real song I wrote was a book report for Lord of the Flies.”

YA Fiction and Issues that Aren’t Fictitious: A Q&A with Adaptation Author Malinda Lo

By Phyllis Fong | September 18, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“I absolutely did not set out to write a lesbian Cinderella. It wasn’t the story I intended to tell, so it took me a while to come around to the idea of telling it.”

Catch Me Online: The Dead Do Not Improve’s Jay Caspian Kang

By Hua Hsu | September 14, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The journalist and debut fiction writer chats with fellow Grantland writer Hua Hsu about his new neo-noir novel, grading papers, and Duck Down videos.

Ashok and Anil Go to the Cafe

By Ashok Kondabolu | September 11, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist interviews Anil Dash, the blogger and technologist, at Financier Patisserie, near Astor Place.

Near To The Alien: Katie Kitamura on Gone To The Forest

By Hermione Hoby | August 7, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Kitamura chats with Hermione Hoby about her new novel, a “collage of colonialism.”

WATCH: Junot Diaz and Min Jin Lee on Writer Origins

By Lali Foster | July 25, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“They say to write something new you’ve got to be lost.” An excerpted video conversation featuring the Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of Free Food for Millionaires.

Ashok and Sheng Go on the Kiddie Ride

By Ashok Kondabolu | July 19, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Part two of an epic conversation between Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist and Comedy Central comedian Sheng Wang.

Ashok and Sheng Take Cover

By Ashok Kondabolu | July 12, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In the first installment of his interview column, “The Cornering,” Ashok Kondabolu of Das Racist chats it up with Comedy Central comedian Sheng Wang. They also traipse the streets of Chinatown. Look out for part deux of this interview next week.

Rewatching A Beijinger in New York

By Ying Li | July 12, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Ying Li talks to her novelist mother, Lin Chang, about the first Chinese-language TV show to be shot in the United States.

Xu Xi is my name.

By Ken Chen | June 27, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The transnational writer dishes about Law and Order, her favorite drinks, and less-than-romantic writing habits.

With Grain: A Q&A with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

By Katie Kitamura | June 15, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The acclaimed Thai filmmaker sits down with novelist Katie Kitamura for a conversation about narrative vs. storytelling, black magic, and migrant populations.

Tania James doesn’t want to read your mind.

By Ken Chen | June 11, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Aerogrammes author chats about her preferred superpower and her love of Norton Anthologies.

Don Lee on how to smooth out your jibes. A Q&A.

By Ken Chen | June 8, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of The Collective chats with AAWW executive director Ken Chen about windsurfing, his writing chair, and the best way to eat eggs.

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