120 – Author Chat w/ Chloe Gong

On this episode we chat with author Chloe Gong about her debut novel These Violent Delights. A fresh take on the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet set in 1920’s Shanghai, it’s a story of ex-lovers on opposite sides of a blood feud during a time of major cultural and political change in China. 

Follow Chloe at @thechloegong and pick up her debut novel These Violent Delights on sale November 17!

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#117 – October 2020 Book News

It’s time for our mid-month check-in for Spooky Month 2020 as we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature.

This episode is brought to you by HBO. The three finalists for the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition have been announced! HBO Visionaries is celebrating its 4th class of emerging Asian and Pacific Islander American filmmakers and all three Visionary 2020 shorts will be available to air live on Tuesday, September 29 on HBO andavailable to stream on HBO MAX.

Find more information about the program and official rules on www.hbovisionaries.com and keep an eye out for the opening of submissions for the 2021 competition and the opportunity to have your short film considered for HBO and HBO Max.

#116 – Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

On this episode, we discuss our September 2020 pick is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. An essay collection and memoir that reflects on growing up Asian American and the “minor feelings” we accululate along the way. One part memoir, one part Asian American studies crash course, we discuss Cathy’s experiences through the lens of our own Asian American experiences.

This episode is brought to you by HBO. The three finalists for the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition have been announced! HBO Visionaries is  elebrating its 4th class of emerging Asian and Pacific Islander American filmmakers and all three Visionary 2020 shorts will be available to air live on Tuesday, September 29 on HBO andavailable to stream on HBO MAX.
Find more information about the program and official rules on www.hbovisionaries.com and keep an eye out for the opening of submissions for the 2021 competition and the opportunity to have your short film considered for HBO and HBO Max.

#115 – September 2020 Book News

On our September 2020 mid-month check-in, we go over the latest book and publishing news in Asian American literature, including going over the Asian American writers shortlisted for the National Book Awards, and react to the latest controversy on Asian Lit Twitter.

This episode is brought to you by HBO

The finalists for the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition have been announced! HBO Visionaries will be celebrating its 4th class of emerging Asian and Pacific Islander American filmmakers on Friday, September 25 during the virtual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

Tune in at 5pm PT/8pm ET, Friday, September 25 via www.hbovisionaries.com to meet this year’s Visionaries, watch the films, and see some familiar faces!  All three Visionary 2020 shorts will also be available to stream on HBO Max on Tuesday, September 29.