Monday, October 18, 2010

No doubt about it, she's Asian

The cover for Malinda Lo's upcoming novel, Huntress, has just been revealed.  Her publisher, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers did her, and her work, right.  This is no is-she-or-isn't-she-Asian? person on her cover.  This person is unapologetically, 100% bonafide Asian.  After all the recent controversy about POC and book covers, this is a refreshing change.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Booklist Top 10 First Novels

Crossing was selected by Booklist magazine as a Top 10 First Novel for 2010.  I'm truly honored; when I look at the list and see, among others, Amy Greene's Bloodroot and Heidi Durrow's The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, I can barely believe I'm in such esteemed company.  Check out the complete Top 10 here.

Booklist also interviewed me for the October 15, 2010 issue.  It's here.

I'm also particularly happy for Paul Yoon who was selected as a 5 Under 35 Fiction.  His collection of short stories in Once the Shore was one of my favorite reads this year.