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AWP Panel: Slouching Tiger, Unsung Dragon: The Next Chapter of Asian American Writing

Venue: Room 406 AB, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level 


What does it mean to be a writer of Asian descent publishing in North America? These four writers are exploring territory beyond tiger moms and immigrant hardship, venturing into updated expressions of Asian masculinity, Confucianism, and contemporary Asian culture. The panelists will discuss traditional and experimental approaches to Asian American fiction and poetry, and explore how artistic and professional choices impact perceptions of their work and their identities.


Anna Ling Kaye’s fiction has been published internationally, and her journalism in publications such as the New York Times. A board member of Project Bookmark and founder of Hapa-palooza Festival, Anna reads and writes in Vancouver BC, where she is editor of Ricepaper magazine.

Ed Lin is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. 

Doretta Lau is an editor at a contemporary visual culture museum. Her debut short story collection, How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?, was named by theAtlantic as one of the best books of 2014. She works in Hong Kong.

Chiwan Choi is the author of two traditional books—The Flood and Abductions. In 2015, he will have written, presented, and destroyed a new book, Ghostmaker. Chiwan is also founding partner of Writ Large Press, an indie publisher that uses books and publishing to resist, disrupt, and transgress.