Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn ’s novels include Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, winner of the Before Columbus American Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Award. Her books of poetry include Danger And Beauty and Burning Heart: A Portrait Of The Philippines, a collaboration with photographer Marissa Roth. She is the editor of three major fiction anthologies: Manila Noir, Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology Of Contemporary Asian American Fiction, and Charlie Chan Is Dead 2: At Home In The World. From 1981-85, Jessica was the director of the literature and performance program at Basement Workshop, a pioneering Asian American arts organization which was located in Manhattan’s Chinatown.