#182 – June 2022 Book News

On this episode, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our June 2022 mid-month check-in, and maybe get a little heated about what a certain white dude said on the internet.

New books and authors mentioned in our publishing news:

  • Aisha Saeed Forty Words for Love
  • Axie OhThe Floating World
  • Maia & Alex ShibutaniAmazing: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Inspire Us All
  • Charlotte ChengIcy Fruit
  • Hope Lim (writer) & Shahrzad Maydani (illustrator) – Sourgrass
  • Colleen Kong-SavagePiano Wants to Play
  • Veera Hiranandani (writer) & Vesper Stamper (illustrator) – The Greatest
  • Raakhee Mirchandani (writer) & Laurie Wallmark (illustrator) – An Extraordinary Life: Kalpana Chawla
  • Vanessa LeThe Last Bloodcarver
  • Vicky Fang (writer) & Luisa Leal (illustrator) – Sniff and Scratch (series)
  • Jocelyn Chung (writer) & Julia Kuo (illustrator) – When Love Is More Than Words
  • Miles BurksEncore!
  • Han Kang (translated by Emily Won)Greek Lessons & Human Acts
  • Rajani LaRocca (writer) & Nadia Alam (illustrator) – Mauntie
  • Marie LuStars and Smoke
  • Kealani Netane (writer) & Dung Ho (illustrator) – Tala Learns to Siva
  • Faith Kazmi (writer) & Christine Almeda (illustrator) – Box of Dreams
  • Yangsook ChoiA Letter to Olivo
  • Aaron Chan (writer) & Josiane Vlitos (illustrator) – The Broken Heart
  • Ritu Hemnani Three Colors of Hope
  • Sharon Fujimoto-JohnsonThe Mochi Makers
  • Linda Sue Park (writer) & Lenny Wen (illustrator) – Smiling Eyes
  • Emily Satoko Seo (writer) & Mique Moriuchi (illustrator) – The Perfect Sushi
  • Hanh Bui (writer) & Minnie Phan (illustrator) – The Yellow Áo Dài
  • Hanh Bui (writer) & Bao Luu (illustrator) – Ánh’s New Word

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#181 – Author Chat w/ Joseph Han

On this episode, author Joseph Han joins us to chat about his debut novel Nuclear Family, a story about a Korean American family that runs a plate lunch diner in Hawaii, and the ghosts that haunt them all the way from the Korean DMZ. We discuss his inspirations behind writing Nuclear Family, his thoughts on the ghosts that haunt a diaspora, and what Guy Fieri’s quest to reach Flavortown has to do with it all.

Follow Joseph on twitter at @hanjoseph and check out his debut novel Nuclear Familyon sale now!

#179 – Author Chat w/ Grace K. Shim

On this episode, we chat with another member of the infamous “kimchingoos,” this time with author Grace K. Shim about her debut novel, The Noh Family, a story about a Korean American girl who discovers through a DNA test that her father was a member of one of the richest families in Korea. We chat with Grace about her real life and k-drama inspirations for the story, as well as her personal journey as an author.

Follow Grace on IG at @gkshimwrites and check out her debut novel The Noh Family on sale now!

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#178 – May 2022 Book News

On this episode, we highlight the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature for our May 2022 mid-month check-in! 

New books and authors mentioned in our publishing news:

  • Ila Nguyen-Hayama – Benten School of Esoterics
  • Lyla Lee – Gigi Shin Is Not a Nerd
  • Thea GuanzonHurricane Wars
  • Gail D. Villanueva – Lulu Sinagtala and The Tagalog Gods
  • Melissa de la Cruz – The Headmaster’s List
  • MariNaomi (writer) and Trung Le Nguyen (illustrator)They
  • Adib Khorram (writer) and Michelle Tran (illustrator) – Bijan Always Wins
  • Swati Teerdhala – The Boyfriend Wish
  • Joanna Ho (writer) and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya (illustrator) – We Who Produce Pearls
  • Meera Sriram (writer) and Sandhya Prabhat (illustrator) – The Spice Box
  • Minh Lê and Dan SantatBuilt to Last
  • Tina Athaide (writer) and Archana Sreenivasan (illustrator) – Sunshine in the Monsoons
  • Joowon Oh – Lucky Dogs
  • Christina Matula and Erica Lyons (writers); Tracy Subisak (illustrator) – Mixed-Up Mooncakes

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#177 – Author Chat w/ Vanessa Hua

On this episode, we welcome author Vanessa Hua back to the podcast to chat about her newest book Forbidden City, a historical fiction novel about a young woman who becomes a confidant of Chairman Mao during the Cultural Revolution. We catch up with Vanessa about what she’s been up to since we last chatted, and learn more about how and why she decided to write a story about one of the most turbulent times in modern Chinese history. 

Follow Vanessa on twitter at @vanessa_hua and check out her new book Forbidden City on sale May 10, 2022!

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