The Asian American Writers’ Workshop presents a virtual book launch event for Joseph Han’s debut novel, Nuclear Family. An occasionally hilarious, and deeply moving story about family and history, this is a “moving exploration of the losses we inherit, the continual violence of borders, and the embodiedness of history” (K-Ming Chang). Joseph will be joined in conversation by author Crystal Hana Kim, a fellow novelist and 2022 5 Under 35 honoree.
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.
Joseph Han is the author of Nuclear Family (Counterpoint Press, June 2022) and a 2022 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. A recipient of a Kundiman fellowship, he was named a Publishers Weekly “Writer to Watch” in Spring 2022, while his work has appeared in Nat.Brut, Catapult, Pleiades Magazine, and Platypus Press Shorts. Currently, he is an Editor for the West region of Joyland Magazine and has a Ph.D. in English & Creative Writing from the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa. He currently lives in Honolulu. Author photo by Hua He.
Crystal Hana Kim is the author of If You Leave Me, which was a Booklist Editor’s Choice title and named a best book of 2018 by over a dozen publications. A recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 Award, a 2022 Creative Capital Award Finalist, a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Finalist, and a 2017 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winner, she teaches at Columbia University and in the Randolph College MFA program.
Joseph Han, Crystal Hana Kim