During the whole month of May 2021, we celebrated Asian and Pasifika authors and literature! We invited 17 incredible authors and writers to the Pond and we shared our book recommendations to read during Asian Pasifika Heritage Month (and every other month of the year!).
You can read our introduction post to Asian Pasifika Heritage Month 2021 here.
Black History Month 2021
Let’s Go On a Pond-cation!
- An Interview with Alexander Te Pohe, Writer and Editor at Entangled Publishing; On Writing Anger and Joy, Poetry Inspirations, and His Writing Journey
- An Interview with Clarissa Goenawan, Author of In The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida – On Trusting the Writing Process, Grief, and Mental Health
- An Interview with Fonda Lee, Author of Jade City – On the Journey, Challenges, and Victories of Writing The Green Bone Saga Trilogy – and What’s Next
- An Interview with Graci Kim, Author of The Last Fallen Star – On Korean Folklore, Building Elemental Magic Systems, and Self-Acceptance
- An Interview with Jasmine Warga, Author of The Shape of Thunder – On Challenging Narratives, Joy as Resistance, and Honesty as Empowerment
- An Interview with June C.L. Tan, Author of Jade Fire Gold – On the Trope of the Chosen One, Cultural Inspiration, and Asian Media Recommendations
- An Interview with Maiya Ibrahim, Author of Spice Road – On Crafting Tea Magic, Her DVPit Journey, and Sharing Cultural Mythology in Storytelling
- An Interview with Manuia Heinrich; On #APIpit, Pacific Islanders in Publishing, and a French Polynesian Book Recommendation
- An Interview with Mariko Turk, Author of The Other Side of Perfect – On Race in the Dance Industry, Injury Recovery, and Finding Yourself Again
- An Interview with Mitali Perkins, Author of You Bring the Distant Near – On Writing a Multigenerational Story, Coming of Age and Trauma, and What’s Next
- An Interview with Saadia Faruqi, Author of A Thousand Questions – On Writing for Young Readers and Bridging the Gap Between Homeland and Diaspora
- An Interview with Sarah Suk, Author of Made in Korea – On Ambitions as Identity, Loving Grandparents, and Writing Asian Parents
- An Interview with Shelley Parker-Chan, Author of She Who Became the Sun – On the Intersections of Gender and Culture, Craft Challenges, and Writing Complex Characters
- An Interview with Tanaz Bhathena, Author of Hunted by the Sky – On Historical Indian Influences, Prophecies, and Challenging Society’s Expectations of Girls