Episode 239

#239 - September 2023 Book News

On our mid-month check in for September 2023, we review the latest Asian American book and publishing announcements, as well as catch up on some news from the ongoing literary awards season.

Upcoming books mentioned in our publishing news:

  • Toward Eternity by Anton Hur
  • Everything We Never Had by Randy Ribay
  • Kareem Between by Shifa Saltagi Safadi
  • Ahimsa is Everywhere by Suma Subramaniam; illust by Aparna Varma
  • My Name is Ai Lin by Maria Wen Adcock; illust by Yu Ting
  • Eid Tale by Aaliya Jaleel
  • Celebrating Dong Zhi by Michelle Jing Chan
  • This Book Won't Burn by Samira Ahmed
  • The Romance Rivalry by Susan Lee
  • Gamers by E.C. Meyers
  • The Mithai Box is Not Empty by Namrata Agarwal; illust by Parvati Pillai

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The Books & Boba September 2023 pick is The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang

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A book club podcast for books by Asian authors