The author of Everything Here is Beautiful speaks about sisterhood, refusing categorization, and writing about mental health.
The author of Chemistry talks mad scientists, model minority, and defending your imagination as a writer of color.
The author of How I Became a North Korean speaks about the power of fiction to give clarity to the world.
An interview with the Muslim American writer and activist about how Trump has unintentionally made America great
‘The Daily Show’ correspondent Hasan Minhaj talks to Ashok Kondabolu about his new one-man show, ‘Homecoming King,’ running away from John Kasich, and the role of comedians in the age of Trump.
‘Imagination can make things more real than they would be if they were just reported from real life’—the author of In the Country speaks on writing stories of south-south migration and when not to be faithful to a map.
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
With the novelist who long thought she was a Korean American impostor
The author of Picking Bones from Ash on Japanese Buddhism, tsunami survivors, and her trip into the “exclusion zone”
An interview with the exiled Chinese poet on writing from prison, false patriotism, and the responsibility of intellectuals
An interview with author Phong Nguyen on his latest book, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History
Notes for a hypothetical interview with the author re: Taipei, living in the present, memory, moral responsibility, technology, zen, etc.
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.
Asian American Writers’ Workshop cofounder Marie Myung-Ok Lee kicks off our new weekly Q&A series with writers.
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.