Four Asian Voices

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






  •    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...
  •    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...
  •    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...
  •    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...
  •    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 ...
  •    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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