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From Plate to Page: An Interview with Lillian Li

By Crystal Hana Kim | June 20, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Lillian Li talks about immigrant sacrifice, humor, learning from Asian American literature, and her debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant.

Imagining Abolition: A Conversation with Jackie Wang

By Mark Tseng-Putterman | May 30, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Carceral Capitalism talks predictive policing, the limits of appeals to innocence, and the price of prisons.

Canceled Texts: An Interview with Maryam Monalisa Gharavi

By Rami Karim | May 2, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The artist and writer behind South/South talks experiments in social fiction, sharing the secrets of strangers, and writing fictional telegrams by Luis Buñuel.

A Little Bit Like Worship: An Interview with Elaine Castillo

By Yasmin Adele Majeed | April 25, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of America is Not the Heart talks commemorating the mundane in fiction, writing about working class queer women, and re-claiming the Bay Area in her novel.

The New Song of Myself: An Interview with Jennifer Crandall

By Liz Hildreth and Jennifer Crandall | April 24, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Journalist Jennifer Crandall is re-claiming Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” through the voices and stories of the South.

Are You This or That?: An Interview with YZ Chin

By Mira T. Lee | April 18, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Though I Get Home talks writing against censorship, non-traditional “immigrant stories,” and writing a novel to think through her life.

I Just Want to Write: An Interview with Wawa

By Tammy Lai-Ming Ho | April 10, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The Hong Kong poet talks the Umbrella movement, being an outsider and an insider in Hong Kong, and how she translates the world.

Family Perils: A Conversation with Yang Huang and Kirstin Chen

By Yang Huang | March 7, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Writers Yang Huang and Kirstin Chen talk histories of the Cultural revolution, betrayal, and the importance of craft

American Dystopia: An Interview with Omar El Akkad

By Zaina Arafat | February 28, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The American War author and journalist talks climate change fiction, writing in the age of Trump, and reinventing America in his novel.

Creating As You Go: An Interview with Mira T. Lee

By Angie Kim | February 7, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Everything Here is Beautiful speaks about sisterhood, refusing categorization, and writing about mental health.

Science, Fiction: An Interview with Weike Wang

By Kyle Lucia Wu | January 31, 2018 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Chemistry talks mad scientists, model minority, and defending your imagination as a writer of color.

To Forget the World, Only to Discover the World: A Conversation with Krys Lee

By Hannah Michell | February 27, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of How I Became a North Korean speaks about the power of fiction to give clarity to the world.

Moustafa Bayoumi on Politics and Protest in the Trump Era

By Michelle Chen | February 23, 2017 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with the Muslim American writer and activist about how Trump has unintentionally made America great

Ashok and Hasan Toss Out the Script

By Ashok Kondabolu | December 7, 2016 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

‘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.

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.

The Swamp of this Moment

By Jyothi Natarajan | April 11, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

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

Studio Visit: Eugenia Kim

By Eugenia Kim | March 14, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

With the novelist who long thought she was a Korean American impostor

Studio Visit: Marie Mockett

By Marie Mockett | March 7, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The author of Picking Bones from Ash on Japanese Buddhism, tsunami survivors, and her trip into the “exclusion zone”

Liao Yiwu: Four Years a Prisoner

By Jiayang Fan | January 28, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with the exiled Chinese poet on writing from prison, false patriotism, and the responsibility of intellectuals

The Humor and Horror of Historical Absurdity

By Mark Putterman | January 23, 2014 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

An interview with author Phong Nguyen on his latest book, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History

Since Tao Lin Declined

By Anelise Chen | September 24, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Notes for a hypothetical interview with the author re: Taipei, living in the present, memory, moral responsibility, technology, zen, etc.

Studio Visit: Henry Chang

By Henry Chang | August 9, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

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.

Studio Visit: Marie Myung-Ok Lee

By Marie Myung-Ok Lee | August 2, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Asian American Writers’ Workshop cofounder Marie Myung-Ok Lee kicks off our new weekly Q&A series with writers.

Ashok and Randall Park Celebrate Father’s Day

By Ashok Kondabolu | July 26, 2013 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

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.

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