#52 – SDCC Authors Chat w/ Sarah Kuhn, CB Lee, & RF Kuang

Hey! It’s a bonus episode of Books & Boba, featuring an interview that Marvin conducted at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con with some of our favorite Asian American authors, CB Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), and RF Kuang (The Poppy War). We talk about what it’s like to be an author at SDCC, the joys of writing own-voices Asian characters, and how awesome the Asian American Lit community is.

This interview was originally posted on the KollabCast (Episode 173 – San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Part 1)

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The Books & Boba July 2018 pick is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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#51 – July 2018 Book News & Check-in

We check in to chat about the recent book news including Asian American publishing announcements and recent controversies in the book world. Reera shares her thoughts on the value of Libraries and why piracy is bad, and we also respond to some listener feedback from our goodreads forums (keem’em coming)!

Don’t forget, the Books & Boba May 2018 pick is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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#50 – Dami Lee Can Be Everything at Once

On this episode, we chat with Dami Lee, the author and cartoonist who is about to release her first graphic novel Be Everything at Once: Tales of a Cartoonist Lady Person , a collection of cartoons from her popular series of webtoons, as well as new original cartoons that memorialize Dami’s journey as a 3x immigrant to the states. We chat with Dami about how she started drawing, the rigors of a working artist, and growing up in-between cultures.

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Asian Authors at 2018 San Diego Comic-Con

2018 San Diego Comic-Con has begun! With a myriad of panels and autograph sessions, it’s easy to get lost. If you’re looking to meet some awesome Asian & Asian American writers at this year’s convention, then we got you covered.

Here is an ongoing list of panels and book signings featuring Asian & Asian American authors and illustrators. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list and we will be updating it as we learn about authors we’ve missed. Please check the official SDCC schedule for more details.

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#49 – Chatting with Author C.B. Lee

On this episode we chat with C.B. Lee, the author of the Books and Boba June 2018 pick Not Your Sidekick. C.B. shares about switching careers from academia to writing fiction, and how she created a world centered on a group of queer superheroes who also happen to be people of color. We also talk about our favorite scenes from the first book, gush about the Asian American literature community, and the touch on the importance of addressing mental health in Asian communities.

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The Books & Boba July 2018 pick is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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#48 – Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee

On this episode, we discuss the Books & Boba Book Club pick for June2018, Not Your Sidekick by CB Lee, a post-dystopia superhero story about a girl from a family of superheroes with no “superpowers.” We discuss how even in a superpowered future, it’s hard to live up to the expectations on your immigrant superhero parents, and how refreshing it is to read a story centered on a queer POC character where being queer or POC isn’t the conflict.

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The Books & Boba July 2018 pick is A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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