Elsewhere in the Blogosphere

Powell's - Portland, OR, 5/27/10

I’ve never thought of myself as much of a blogger (as evidenced by the number of entries you’ve seen here, thus far), but here’s a bit of exciting news: I’m about to start blogging about my novel—and lots more—at theHuffington Post! Look out for my first piece this week, in which I discuss the many hazards of Amy Tan comparisons for younger Asian American writers—specifically, yours truly.

If you prefer to visit this website, have no fear: my entries will continue to be posted here as well.

In the meantime, since I’ve so badly neglected this blog over the last weeks, I’ve compiled a sampling of what I’ve been up to:

  1. A feature about the songs that inspired me during the writing of A Thread of Sky on Largehearted Boy’s “Book Notes”
  2. An essay, “A Different Species: A Chinese American Writer in China,” up at The Millions
  3. An interview with editor Sam Tanenhaus on the New York Times Book Review podcast
  4. A short story, “Born Again,” at Five Chapters
  5. A video interview on the Fulbright YouTube channel
  6. A feature on “The Page 69 Test” 
  7. An interview on WBAI 99.5 FM’s Asia Pacific Forum
  8. Q&As at The Oregonian, DanweiThe Apopcalypse, and Adoption. Et Cetera.

By the way, the photo above was taken at the last stop on my book tour: the great Powell’s in downtown Portland, OR, on May 27th. As you can see, the podium was probably built for someone a little taller. Not until after I had finished my final book talk, reading, and Q&A did anyone mention that they couldn’t actually see my face.

I’m pretty sure there’s a metaphor in there for what it’s like to be a debut literary novelist. 

As always, feel free to leave a comment, submit a question for my FAQ page, or just say hello. And please visit again for more, very soon!