With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface takes on questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation not only in the publishing industry but the persistent erasure of Asian-American voices and history by Western white society. R. F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.
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Rebecca F. Kuang is a Marshall Scholar, translator, and the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Award nominated author of the Poppy War trilogy and the #1 New York Times bestselling Babel. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale.
Anne Liu Kellor is a mixed-race Chinese American writer, editor, creativity coach, and teacher based in Seattle. Her memoir, Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging, was a 2021 IPPY Bronze Winner, and a finalist for the Foreword Indies Award and Washington State Book Award. Anne’s essays have appeared in publications such as YES! Magazine, Longreads, Fourth Genre, Witness, The Normal School, New England Review, and many more. She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, The Whiteley Institute, The Seventh Wave, Jack Straw, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Anne facilitates creative nonfiction writing workshops, including a seasonal online generative series for womxn, an annual workshop for multiracial people, and a yearlong manuscript program for women and nonbinary writers. Learn more here: www.anneliukellor.com