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I Don’t Write Short Stories But I Have Been

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I Don’t Write Short Stories But I Have Been

I have an essay in Issue #8 about my time as a self-righteous asshole who happened to go to Sunday School. One thing I’ve been getting into lately is writing short pieces, fiction and non. When I was just starting out, finding my voice and all, short pieces were all I could do. I think I started writing pieces longer than three or four pages when I joined The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, um, 19 years ago. At the time, The AAWW was more like a writing group — 16 people or...

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New Year, New York, New Short Story

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Year, New York, New Short Story

                                              You can’t have this little book, but you can hear me read it. Shucks, here’s me reading a new short story, “Dave.” The original was in these little books I made and they are long gone. But you can totally listen to me read it in character(s)!  Listen now, or download and take me along for your jog! Recorded at...

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Pictorial Reading Tour Recap!

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Pictorial Reading Tour Recap!

Still resting up from this crazy reading tour!  Thank you media sponsors, Giant Robot and Hyphen! I totally planned and executed the Portland-to-Portland (Maine to Oregon) reading tour, split up over three weeks. Well, the first reading was an open mike at East Meets West in Boston.  I had envisioned it as a low-key kind of thing, to try out my material for the first time in front of other people, but Alvin Lin (no relation) from Hyphen was there and actually blogged about it. And then...

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Waylaid Redux Readings, Only at Giant Robot

Posted by on Mar 14, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Waylaid Redux Readings, Only at Giant Robot

To borrow a title from a Wire bootleg, “A Terrifying Trip to the Past!” In April I will be reading from Waylaid, my first novel, which was published eight years ago. This will be the first time that I have read from this book on the West Coast and also the first time in many years since I have read extensively from it. When this book first came out, I was attacked by many publications that decried my “miserable” (San Francisco Chronicle) young narrator who wallowed in...

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Snakes Can’t Run, but They Do Tour

Posted by on Feb 6, 2010 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Snakes Can’t Run, but They Do Tour

Cheeky! Snakes Can’t Run is almost here!  It’s right around the corner!  (April) I’ve posted some upcoming dates in the calendar, so I think you need to plan accordingly.  If you want to see me in your town, give me a shout-out and I’ll see if I can make it happen. Dude, the book recently received a starred review in Publishers Weekly: Snakes Can’t Run Ed Lin. Minotaur, $24.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-56988-4 Set in New York City in 1976, Lin’s accomplished...

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Kids Are Idiots

Posted by on Nov 2, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Kids Are Idiots

Recently spotted in a Chinatown elementary school. . . .or maybe kids are merely easily impressionable. In any case, you don’t have an excuse.  Get out there and vote Tuesday. No, not for me.  And certainly not for “your candidate of choice.” Get out there and vote for Barack Obama.

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