Four Asian Voices

With autobiographical power, these Asian writers embody imagined homelands in verse and fiction, finding refuge and reconnection in words. 






  • Han Kang
       By Krys Lee
    South Korean writer Han Kang photographed by Baik Dahum. Born in South Korea in 1970, Han Kang made her literary debut as a poet in 1993. She has since published novels and short fiction and won the...
  • What One Leaf Tells
       By Ming Di
    What One Leaf Tells In the wind, questions to heaven bang the white poplar. Answers fracture – a thousand white leaves. A thousand blameless mouths. A thousand. Ten thousand colorless excuses; I pi...
  • Wang Ping. Photo by Sara Rubinstein
       By Amy Lantrip
    Wang Ping. Photo by Sara Rubinstein Wang Ping emigrated to the US from China in 1986 and is currently a professor of English at Macalester College. She is a writer, poet, translator, photographer, an...
  • The author’s father, Surinder Singh, onboard  The Southampton bound for England, 1958
       By Bernice Chauly
    The author’s father, Surinder Singh, onboardThe Southampton bound for England, 1958 In the wake of her father’s death, a Malaysian author discovers the writer within and ends up writing...
  • 13 Contemporary Korean books recommended by Han Kang
       By Han Kang
    Han Kang recommends these 13 contemporary Korean books available in English. Hwang Jeong-Eun One Hundred Shadows Trans. Jung YewonTilted Axis, Sept. 2016   Hwang Sok-yong The Guest ...
  • Han Kang
       By WLT
    Han Kang. Photo by Baik Dahum. What are you currently reading?  Victor I. Stoichita’s A Short History of the Shadow   What’s u...

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