George Takei to release picture book on his time in Japanese American incarceration camps
“‘My Lost Freedom’ is my new children’s picture book about how my family persevered despite living in the Japanese America...
Constance Wu, Margaret Cho, Padma Lakshmi among celebs denouncing book ban in open letter
Several celebrities of Asian descent have signed an open letter to condemn the widespread book bans across school districts in the United St...
Jenny Tinghui Zhang’s ‘Four Treasures of the Sky’ wins Idaho Book of the Year Award
Chinese American author Jenny Tinghui Zhang has won the 2022 Idaho Book of the Year Award by the Idaho Library Association for her debut nov...
Michelle De Pacina
BTS’s official memoir tops bestseller charts shortly after debut
K-pop supergroup BTS’s official memoir titled “Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” became a bestseller shortly after ...
Book about evolution of Malay cuisine in Singapore wins prestigious cookbook awards honor
Singaporean food historian Khir Johari’s “The Food of Singapore Malays: Gastronomic Travels through the Archipelago” recently won the top pr...
Asian American History
Shibutani siblings highlight historical AAPI figures in new children’s book
Maia and Alex Shibutani, affectionately known as the Shib Sibs, have become household names as two-time Olympic Bronze medalists in figure s...
R.F. Kuang’s highly anticipated 5th novel ‘Yellowface’ launches to rave reviews
R.F. Kuang, the acclaimed author of the “The Poppy War” trilogy, has recently released her fifth novel, “Yellowface.”...
BTS to release memoir ‘Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS’
A memoir by BTS titled “Beyond the Story: 10-Year Record of BTS” is set to hit shelves on July 9.
The upcoming book will be released i...
How her father’s cancer diagnosis led a Maryland teen to donate over 15,000 books to sick kids
Emily Bhatnagar has donated over 15,000 books to local hospitals since her father’s stage 4 thyroid cancer diagnosis in 2019.
After hearing ...
Haruki Murakami releases first novel in 6 years
Celebrated Japanese author Haruki Murakami recently released his first novel in six years.
On Thursday, “The City and Its Uncertain Wa...
John Cho’s debut novel ‘Troublemaker’ releases in paperback
Actor-turned-author John Cho’s bestselling debut novel “Troublemaker” is now available in paperback.
Cho’s middle grade book, which was orig...
Interview: Bretman Rock wants everyone to know ‘You’re That Bitch’ in new memoir
“My first thought was to write a coffee table book of tasteful nudes, maybe a couple of actual nudes.”
This was internet sensation Bretman...
Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner unveils ‘Crying in H Mart’ book tour schedule
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Michelle Zauner’s ‘Crying in H Mart’ set for feature film adaptation
Nearly two years after publishing her bestselling memo...
Trump wanted to nuke North Korea in 2017 and then blame another country: book
According to an upcoming addition to Michael Schmidt’s 2020 book “Donald Trump v. The United States,” former President Donald Trump consider...
John Cho on coming-of-age as an Asian American, ‘Cowboy Bebop’ and racism in Hollywood
Actor John Cho spoke to NextShark about his new young adult book, “Troublemaker,” an Asian American coming-of-age novel set during the 1992...
40-year-old Hayao Miyazaki graphic novel ‘Shuna’s Journey’ to be released in the US for the first time
“Shuna’s Journey,” the 1983 graphic novel by Japanese animator and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, will be released for the first time in the Uni...
HarperCollins to remove ‘Brian Wong, Who Was Never, Ever Wrong’ from bestselling children’s book
Publishing company HarperCollins will remove a short story from a bestselling David Walliams book due to criticism from advocates that charg...
‘China’s richest woman’ missing for years suddenly reemerges in ‘threatening’ phone calls to family
A real estate mogul dubbed “China’s richest woman” before her sudden disappearance in 2017 has recently reached out to her ex-husband.
Ocean Vuong drops first look at new poetry collection ‘Time is a Mother’
Vietnamese American writer Ocean Vuong has shared a first look at his next poetry collection, “Time is a Mother.”
What it’s about: Vuo...
Exclusive Excerpt: The Deadly ‘Pretty Boys’ Who Were Korea’s Warriors and Assassins
K-pop’s biggest male stars may be beauty gods but they’re hardly a new trend. While Korean pop stars may wear porcelain foundati...
‘Russian Doll’ Star Greta Lee Partnering with A24 in Cathy Park Hong’s ‘Minor Feelings’ Adaptation
Actress Greta Lee is teaming up with A24 Productions to bring the New York Times bestseller “Minor Feelings,” written by Cathy P...
150-Year-Old Japanese Book Shows U.S. History as an Epic Mythology
A Japanese book from the 1800s features an alternate depiction of United States history in which historical American figures are capable of ...
People Are Angry Her Book Says Asian Men and Black Women Should Date
A passage from a best-selling book released three years ago that encourages Asian men and black women to date each other has become all the ...
Nursing Textbook Pulled After Stereotyping How Asians, Other Racial Groups Deal With Pain
A nursing textbook has been pulled from shelves after a student posted a page depicting woefully inaccurate stereotypes about different raci...
Heather Johnson Yu
Dr. Seuss Festival to Remove Racist ‘Chinaman’ Art After Extreme Backlash
A stereotypical portrayal of a Chinese character found in a Dr. Seuss Museum mural in Springfield, Massachusetts drew a backlash that eventu...
Singaporean Author Lands Six-Figure Deals From U.S., U.K. Publishers for Her First Novel
A new author from Singapore has recently scored six-figure (local currency) deals for her debut novel.
London-based Rachel Heng, who only s...
Man Reveals How Scam Artists Hack Amazon to Become ‘Best Selling’ Authors
Brent Underwood made headlines last month after uploading a photo of his foot to Amazon Books to prove how easy it is to become an Amazon “b...
Why Your Worst Struggle is Your Greatest Opportunity, and How To Use It
“What is taken away once, is given back twice.” – Mike Abbott
You are probably wondering who Mike Abbott is. Mike Abbott is the father...