115: Asian Americans in the Literary Marketplace

5:15 PM–6:30 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Roosevelt 1

Session Information

Description: One might celebrate the “rise” of Asian American authors based on their presence on bestseller lists and national awards announcements. But what remains vexed is how Asian American literature continues to be read, as Yoonmee Chang observes, through an “ethnographic imperative.” In this session, established and emergent writers and editors consider the politics of racialized transactions that circumscribe access to and success in publishing in the United States.


Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, U of Connecticut, Storrs


Bryan Thao Worra, Bakka Magazine

Lawrence-Minh Bui Davis, Smithsonian Inst.

Andrew Way Leong, U of California, Berkeley

Jung Yun, George Washington U