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Funny Immigrant Novels: An Interview with Jade Chang

By Wendy Lee | December 12, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Author Jade Chang talks about her new novel ‘The Wangs vs. the World,’ subverting righteous immigrant stories, and asshole as an endearing term.

Vanessa Hua: When Deceit is a Strategy for Survival

By Marianne Villanueva | November 3, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of ‘Deceit and Other Possibilities’ on mischievous writing, how journalism feeds fiction, and getting to that “good place” in a short story

How to Fly While Arab

By Randa Jarrar | July 27, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A guide to help you get from here to there while Arab — from speaking Arabic to passing the salt

All Joking Aside: Jenny Zhang and Monica McClure

By Jenny Zhang and Monica McClure | February 6, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

A conversation about humor, race, and the search for decolonized jokes

Monday Clicks: Trained Monkeys, Sylvia Plath as Chick Lit, “Racist” Kodak Film

By Anne Ishii | January 28, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Link bait for the Monday-challenged.

A (2012) Midsummer History Lesson

By Negin Farsad | October 5, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

It’s the year 2352, and the Walrusoids are at it again, speculating over divorce, SB 1070, some tall Asian guy named Jeremy Lin, and movie theater masturbation.

Honorable Mention: Tze-Ming Mok, “Pants, Too, Should Be Optional”

By Tze-Ming Mok | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Only when the Imperial Wang—or as they say in English, “The Wang of Wangs,” is shoved directly in the face of the public, will the Emperor’s potency be fully apparent.”

Third Place: Laura Chu, “Clean or Cloudy, It’s All Relative”

By Laura Chu | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Fry these days! Maybe he had been exposed to too many pesticides as an egg.”

Second Place: Alice Yen, “The Evolution of [Love] Letters”

By Alice Yen | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Various communications methods are being developed: email, SMS, etc. Do you think the letter is replaceable?

First Place: Mic Nguyen, “Supplemental Instructions”

By Mic Nguyen | July 26, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

“Assume the fish are swimming in clean, pollution-free water. Assume any cloudiness to be a consequence of naturally occurring solvents or debris.”

History Lessons, Walrusoid Style

By Negin Farsad | June 11, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In the year 2352, they scratch their heads over Instagram, Mitt Romney, Kony, and Siri.

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