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Brooklyn Book Festival BookEnd Event: Asian Americans in Publishing Panel

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    On Monday, September 12, 2016, Lost Lit can’t wait to host a Brooklyn Book Festival BookEnd Event! Leland Cheuk (Writer), Emi Ikkanda (Senior Editor at Spiegel & Grau), Marie Myung-Ok Lee (Writer) and Ayesha Pande (Literary Agent of Ayesha Pande Literary), with Ed Lin (Writer) moderating, will give a panel talk on the topic of Asian Americans in publishing. They will tackle the question of invisibility, how positive stereotypes like the model minority are still harmful and who is supporting who when it comes to Asian American stories.

      EVENT DETAILS:
      Date: Monday Sept. 12, 2016
      Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm (Panel)
      Place: Grumpy Bert 82 Bond St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
      Admission: FREE (donations welcome) Seating is first come, first serve
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    LELAND CHEUK is the author of the novel THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG (CCLaP Publishing, 2015). He has been awarded fellowships and artist residencies including one from the MacDowell Colony, and his work has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, Kenyon Review, [PANK] Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and others. His first story collection LETTERS FROM DINOSAURS is forthcoming in 2017. He lives in Brooklyn. lelandcheuk.com

    EMI IKKANDA is a Senior Editor at Spiegel & Grau, an imprint at Penguin Random House, and she has edited acclaimed authors, including Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist Carla Power, New York Times Bestselling authors Richard Reeves and Julia Angwin, National Bestselling novelist Michael David Lukas, former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao, viral sensations Donovan Livingston and Zach Anner, and novelist Lijia Zhang. Before joining S&G, Emi worked as an editor at Henry Holt & Co. In fiction or non-fiction, she loves exploring untold stories and hidden worlds. emiofthecity.tumblr.com (photo credit: Matthew Dunivan Photography)

    MARIE MYUNG-OK LEE is an acclaimed Korean-American writer and author of the novel Somebody’s Daughter. Her next novel, on the future of medicine, is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster. Essays have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Guardian, The Nation, Salon, and she is a regular contributor to The Atlantic. She was the first recipient of a creative writing Fulbright Fellowship to South Korea and has won the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fiction fellowship and the Richard Margolis award for social justice reporting. She graduated from Brown University and was a Writer in Residence there, before she began teaching at Columbia University’s Writing Division. www.facebook.com/MarieLeeWriter

    AYESHA PANDE heads up a boutique literary agency with an eclectic client list, which include the international bestselling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda, PEN/Bingham winner Danielle Evans, PEN/Bingham Finalist Patricia Engel, and Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt and The Collapse of Western Civilization. She has worked in the publishing industry for over twenty years. Before becoming an agent, Ayesha was a senior editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux. She has also held editorial positions at HarperCollins and Crown Publishers. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University. www.pandeliterary.com

    ED LIN a native New Yorker of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards and is an all-around standup kinda guy. His books include Waylaid and This Is a Bust, both published by Kaya Press in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Snakes Can’t Run and One Red Bastard, which both continue the story of Robert Chow set in This Is a Bust, were published by Minotaur Books. His latest book, Ghost Month, a Taipei-based mystery, was published by Soho Crime in July 2014. Lin lives in Brooklyn with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son. www.edlinforpresident.com

Author: lostlit

Owner of Lost Lit, a literary arts space that hosts weekly writing workshops and events in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, NY.

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