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30 Leaders in Asian American Literature

Ranging from South Asia to the Pacific Islands, the literary achievements of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants, as with the very experiences they chronicle, are varied, rich, and indispensable to the American literary canon. You’re invited to browse some of our favorites -- including the most recent releases from poet Victoria Chang, novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, and essayist Cathy Park Hong

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: Jaw: Poems, by Albert Abonado

Albert Abonado is a poet and essayist based in Rochester, NY. He holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. He has received fellowships for poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he was a finalist for the Kundiman prize. Albert currently teaches creative writing at SUNY Geneseo and the Rochester Institute for Technology.

 

This is One Way to Dance: Essays, by Sejal Shah

Sejal Shah's stories and essays have appeared  in The GuardianBrevity, Conjunctions, Guernica, the Kenyon Review Online, Literary Hub, Longreads, and The Rumpus. The recipient of a 2018 NYFA fellowship in fiction, Sejal recently completed a story collection and is at work on a memoir about mental health. She lives in Rochester, New York.

 


 

Jaw Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781939675989
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Published: Sundress Publications - March 5th, 2020

The Betweens Cover Image
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Published: Noemi Press - March 15th, 2021

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By Sam Cha
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Published: Pank Books - December 15th, 2020

Obit Cover Image
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

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Published: Alice James Books - April 2nd, 2019

All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Catapult - October 15th, 2019

Foreign Bodies: Poems Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 3rd, 2020

Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

The Resisters: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - January 12th, 2021

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - April 23rd, 1989

Interpreter of Maladies Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - October 22nd, 2019

The Undressing: Poems Cover Image
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 3rd, 2020

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) Cover Image
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 14th, 2017

Know My Name: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

The Committed Cover Image
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Published: Grove Press - March 2nd, 2021

A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Books - December 31st, 2013

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Published: Omnidawn - April 15th, 2020

This Is One Way to Dance: Essays Cover Image
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Published: University of Georgia Press - June 1st, 2020

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House of Sticks: A Memoir Cover Image
By Ly Tran
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Published: Scribner - June 1st, 2021

The Book of Salt: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - June 15th, 2004

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019

Fifth Chinese Daughter (Classics of Asian American Literature) Cover Image
By Jade Snow Wong, Leslie Bow (Introduction by), Kathryn Uhl (Illustrator)
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Published: University of Washington Press - November 21st, 2019

Besiege Me Cover Image
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Sansei and Sensibility Cover Image
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Published: Coffee House Press - May 5th, 2020

Never Have I Ever: Stories Cover Image
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Published: Small Beer Press - February 23rd, 2021

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - November 17th, 2020

Sour Heart: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399589409
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Published: Lenny - May 1st, 2018