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Writing Toward Home

By Renee Macalino Rutledge | May 10, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Before I could go back to the Philippines in real life, I did so on paper, through my first novel.

Why I Write in English

By Yang Huang | August 22, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘Wanting privacy in a police state was sheer stupidity’—to tell the stories of her family in China without the threat of censorship, Yang Huang had to look beyond Mandarin.

Chris Jackson Accepts AAWW’s Editorial Achievement Award

By Chris Jackson | July 19, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

To get free, to tell the truth, sometimes requires new language that might not fit through that narrow channel of the dominant culture.

The Fiction of Our Experiences: An Interview with Mia Alvar

By Melissa Sipin | June 30, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘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.

Why I Set My Novel in an Unnamed Country

By Chaitali Sen | November 12, 2015 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An imaginary setting gave me, a child of immigrants, the authority to write about belonging unquestionably to one’s surroundings

The Children of 1965

By Min Song | January 24, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

In an excerpt from a forthcoming book, English professor Min Song reflects on undergraduate “Great Books” courses, the Helen Vendler-Rita Dove debate, and the first time he read a Siu Sin Far story.

Writing Tips: “Acquire a cat.”

By Emma Straub | December 3, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures, on why a feline companion might make you a better writer.

Writing Tips: “Focus on the things you can control.”

By Catherine Chung | December 3, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Advice from Catherine Chung, a fiction editor at Guernica and author of Forgotten Country.

Writing Tips: “Style without story is an empty suit.”

By Alexander Chee | November 20, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Whiting Award-winner Alexander Chee on post-its, the virtues of retyping, and committing to the process.

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.

What’s the best pitch you’ve ever gotten?

By Agony Agent | August 16, 2012 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Our mystery veteran agents answer your questions about the book industry.

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.”

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