Join us in celebrating two highly anticipated February releases: Sequoia Nagamatsu’s How High We Go in the Dark and Kim Fu’s Lesser Known Monsters of the Twentieth Century. Nagamatsu and Fu will join the Asian American Writers’ Workshop to discuss the ways their work blurs the boundary between the real and the fantastic to uncover new ways of understanding modern life. Writer, editor, and 2022 Margins Fellow Katie Yee will moderate this conversation.
Purchase copies of Sequoia and Kim’s books from our friends at Books Are Magic, here!
This event will be streamed on Zoom Webinar. Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link via email in advance of the event. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
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This event will be captioned, and will include ASL Interpretation by Pro Bono ASL.
Sequoia Nagamatsu is a Japanese-American writer and managing editor of Psychopomp Magazine, an online quarterly dedicated to innovative prose. Originally from Hawaii and the San Francisco Bay Area, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Southern Illinois University and a BA in Anthropology from Grinnell College. His work has appeared in such publications as Conjunctions, The Southern Review, ZYZZYVA, Fairy Tale Review, and Tin House. He is the author of the award-winning short story collection Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone and teaches creative writing at St. Olaf College and the Rainier Writing Workshop Low-Residency MFA program. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife, cat, and a robot dog named Calvino.
Kim Fu is the author of For Today I Am a Boy which won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, as well as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice. Her second novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the OLA Evergreen Award. Fu’s writing has appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Hazlitt, and the TLS. She lives in Seattle.
Katie Yee is a writer from Brooklyn and the Book Marks associate editor at Literary Hub. She is currently an Asian American Writers’ Workshop Margins Fellow and a 2021 Center for Fiction / Susan Kamil Emerging Writer Fellow. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, No Tokens, and elsewhere. You can find her on Twitter at @prepartynap.
Sequoia Nagamatsu, Kim Fu