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Three for Three!

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

 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 written won this award, but I am the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards.

This particular award is special, the only one I care about, really. The general membership votes for their favorite book out of 50 or so, covering everything — fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Everybody gets to vote for anything.

I am incredibly honored and humbled. Thank you all so much.



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  1. Nina Ha

    You shine. 🙂

  2. Ed Lin

    couldn’t have done it without, ya, nina!

  3. D. Cheung

    Welcome done, Ed. Do keep up the outstanding work!

  4. Amanda Griffith

    Hey Ed,

    It is refreshing to see a published author volunteering the limelight so graciously after receiving recognition. Okay, I will buy yet another book!

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