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Celebrating Asian Authors

Hey everyone! If you have been following the news these last several days, or even just looked around on social media, you may have caught up with what’s been going on in America regarding racist and totally abhorrent acts against Asians. Unfortunately, this isn’t something found in America alone either.

As Fives and I are both Asian ourselves, I can personally say it’s been hard looking at video clips of elderly abuse or verbal slurs used against people who were just minding their own business and going about their day. I see in them my grandparents, my mother and father, my friends, myself.

So we are here today to uplift our own voices and celebrate Asian authors and their stories. Because we have important things to say, and these words have just as much value and place in this society as anyone else’s. Hopefully this is the time for people to learn more about the experiences that make us who we are.

I have listed below Asian authors I have read and/or want to read, and a few of their titles including the most recent one published. If you have any other Asian authors I have missed (this is by no means a comprehensive list), please share with us and everyone else so we can continue to support and uplift one another.

Would you celebrate with us today?

YA authors

Joan He

Marie Lu

David Yoon

Kelly Yang

Julie C. Dao

Stacey Lee

Emily X.R. Pan

Amelie Wen Zhao

Chloe Gong

Abigail Hing Wen

Loan Le

Jenny Han

Julie Kagawa

Kat Cho

Elizabeth Lim

Mary H.K. Choi

Romance authors

Helen Hoang

Kevin Kwan

Fantasy/sci-fi authors

R.F. Kuang

Kazuo Ishiguro

Fiction authors

Kim Thuy

Celeste Ng

Haruki Murakami

Food/memoir author

Dave Chang

7 thoughts on “Celebrating Asian Authors”

  1. The violence towards Asians has been absolutely despicable. I hope you are all staying as safe and mentally healthy as possible💜 I’ve read some of these books but there are SO many I still want and need to get to! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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