Author | The Leavers
Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel which won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction, the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award, and the 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016, the New York Times, BuzzFeed, O Magazine, and elsewhere.
“All fiction writers, regardless of our cultural backgrounds, must acknowledge the privileges and responsibilities that come with the job,” notes Kirsten Chen in “Am I Chinese Enough to Tell This Story?” (LitHub.com). It is important to question why and how we are telling stories, particularly when they lie outside our experience. A group of fiction […]