On this episode, we discuss our October 2020 book club pick, Confessions by Kanae Minato. A revenge thriller taking place in a Japanese middle school about the murder of a teacher’s 4-year old daughter by her students, and her plans for revenge.
On this episode we chat with author Katie Zhao about her middle grade novels The Dragon Warrior and The Fallen Hero (part of a planned series). We also dive into Katie’s journey from creating stories on Wattpad to the origins of her first published novel as a NaNoWriMo project.
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.
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.
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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.
On this episode, we discuss our August 2020 pick is The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo . An Asian-inspired fantasy novella about an exiled empress and the handmaiden who supports her struggle to regain her power that packs an impressive amount of story despite it’s short length.