Projects With Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Ariana Delawari

Interview with Ariana Delawari, conducted by Zohra Saed Ariana Delawari is a multi-media artist. She is a musician, director, actress, and photographer. Delawari’s critically acclaimed album Lion of Panjshir was recorded in both Kabul and Los Angeles and was partially produced and mixed by filmmaker David Lynch. A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, [Continue Reading…]

Projects with Afghan-American Writers/Artists: Mariam Ghani

Interview with Mariam Ghani, conducted by Zohra Saed Mariam Ghani has been awarded the NYFA and Soros Fellowships; grants from the Graham Foundation, CEC ArtsLink, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center; and residencies at LMCC, Eyebeam Atelier, Smack Mellon, and the Akademie Schloss Solitude. Exhibitions and screenings include the Rotterdam, transmediale and CPH:DOX [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Ted Chiang (Part Two)

AALR proudly presents the final installment of our series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang. All under 45, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Ted Chiang

AALR proudly presents a new series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang. All under 45, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes of speculative and [Continue Reading…]

Interview: E. Lily Yu

AALR proudly presents a new series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang.  All under 45, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes of speculative and [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Charles Yu

AALR proudly presents a new series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang. All under forty-five, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes of speculative and [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Ken Liu

AALR proudly presents a new series of interviews with four young Asian American writers of speculative fiction: Ken Liu, E. Lily Yu, Charles Yu, and Ted Chiang.  All under 45, these writers have amassed numerous major science fiction and literary award nominations and awards–evidence of their ability to bridge the parallel universes of speculative and [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Miguel Syjuco

Miguel Syjuco Interviewed by Brian Ascalon Roley Miguel Syjuco’s novel Ilustrado won the MAN Asian Prize before it was even published and was eventually released in the U.S. to wide press coverage and acclaim.   In the interviews that followed in the wake of the novel’s publication, Syjuco’s dapper appearance and privileged background were often [Continue Reading…]

Interview: Chang-Rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee Interviewed by Maud Casey Chang-rae Lee’s first novel, Native Speaker, was published in 1995 when he was twenty-nine years old.   A fierce portrait of a heartbroken man who is the son of Korean immigrants, Native Speaker makes use of the conventions of political thrillers and then transcends the genre through its inimitable [Continue Reading…]