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“Coming to You” is a heart-wrenching and inspiring documentary about queer kids and their...

Coming to You (너에게 가는 길) is an indie documentary from South Korea chronicling the journey of reconciliation and acceptance for two Korean mothers whose children have come out as queer. To this day,...

R.F. Kuang’s absurdist pandemic novel ‘Yellowface’ satirizes publishing industry

With Yellowface, author R.F. Kuang turns a new page on genre. The Poppy Wars, the first book in a trilogy she started writing when she was 19, is a historical military fantasy set in China....

Margaret Juhae Lee will discuss new memoir at Third Place Books on April 17

Imagine having a shameful family history and carrying that burden well into adult life only to find out the shameful history was a sham that could be rectified. Would this discovery release your true...

National Book Award finalist Lisa Ko’s three-part narrative of enduring friendship

Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers, a National Book Award finalist in 2017, has released a new book called Memory Piece, which follows three unlikely friends from the time they were in sixth grade....

Graphic novel asks: Who do you think will change the most if they make...

“Out of everyone here, who do you think will change the most if they ever make it big?” — Chun Jongseop, Artists Who, indeed? This is the driving theme of Young-Shin Ma’s graphic novel...

Murder mystery explores the meaning of happiness, and assumptions society makes about those who...

Angie Kim, author of Edgar Award-winning book Miracle Creek, released Happiness Falls, yet another fast-paced novel, this time told through the perspective of a precocious 20 year old coming to grips with what happened...

Short story collection “Bliss Montage” portrays women’s lives with a surreal flair 

Perhaps the novel that seemed most prescient or relevant to the end-of-world times that was 2020 was Ling Ma’s Severance, an apocalyptical satire about a pandemic that starts in China and dooms infected...

A Korean page-turner about a 65-year-old woman assassin

When you think of a 65-year-old woman, what does your brain conjure up? Perhaps you see her taking care of her grandchildren or socializing with other seniors in a community space, a senior living...

Interview with author Jane Pek on The Verifiers

The Verifiers is about Claudia Lin, a woman who inadvertently stumbles upon a murder mystery when one of her work clients becomes a victim. Claudia works for Veracity, an online-dating detective agency. The story...

Viscerally-upsetting short story collection makes readers question their own sense of normalcy

Anyone who has read Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman and Earthlings are already well-acquainted with Murata’s quirkiness and unconventionality. Murata has admitted in interviews she has always felt like an outsider—an alien—which might be...