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Three for Three!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Writing | 4 comments

Three for Three!

 You must be my lucky star. In late October, I found out that Snakes Can’t Run tied for the Members’ Choice Award at the Asian American Literary Awards. In all honesty, Karen Tei Yamashita‘s I-Hotel is much better than my book. I am incredibly honored to be attached to her name by sharing the prize. Incidentally, it’s my third Members’ Choice Award. Waylaid won it in 2003 and This Is a Bust followed in 2008. So not only has every published book that I’ve...

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Santa Cruz, not Santa Claus!

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Asian American, Ed, Ghosts, Writing | 0 comments

Santa Cruz, not Santa Claus!

Amberly Young is so awesome! (Did you draw a heart because you love me?) Santa Cruz is a beautiful place and University of California, Santa Cruz, has the best-looking campus I’ve ever seen.  It seems hidden within a forest of giant redwoods.  A guy who took me around campus told me that new students often become lost on the trails that connect the campuses. I was intrigued by the Mima Mounds — Kyle, you rock for bringing me on the long and perilous hike (we had to climb a...

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Respect to Crispin Hellion Glover

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Celebrities, Film, Writing | 0 comments

Respect to Crispin Hellion Glover

He was silent all through “Charlie’s Angels,” but Crispin has a lot to say in person. I recently saw Crispin Hellion Glover at the IFC Center in Manhattan.  He was in town promoting his films “What is it?” and “It Is Fine, EVERYTHING IS FINE” with readings from eight (!) of his books in something called a “Big Slide Show,” which preceded whatever film was being shown that night. I went both nights to see both films. Glover’s books...

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Ed Lin Bookmarks Only at Your Local Store

Posted by on Apr 6, 2010 in Ed, Writing | 3 comments

Ed Lin Bookmarks Only at Your Local Store

I shoulda been a hand model! Your local bookstore is great for a lot of reasons, but surely one of them is that it is hosting one of my readings. Now check this out.  The amazing singer-songwriter Cynthia Lin has made an extremely limited number (200) of these really cool letter-pressed bookmarks and they will only be available to people who buy books at my upcoming readings. I came up with the idea for these after I went to see a friend’s reading.  This woman in the audience sitting...

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Let’s Give ‘White’ People Some Credit

Posted by on Nov 22, 2009 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 4 comments

Let’s Give ‘White’ People Some Credit

How come Asians never sit in the front row? At the Page Turner festival a few weeks ago, I read a short piece in which I channeled my mother — accent, broken English and all. During the Q&A, this Asian woman asked me if I would read the same piece to a “white” audience, because in front of an “Asian” audience, “we’re all in on the joke” with the accent. I don’t remember exactly what I said, but I was annoyed and sort of mean (when the...

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Indianapolis -> NYC, via Greyhound (A Pictorial)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in Ed, Pennsylvania, Writing | 1 comment

Indianapolis -> NYC, via Greyhound (A Pictorial)

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