Interview by Toby Sharpe
Edited by Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo
Illustration by Arta Ajeti https://www.instagram.com/artawork/
Could you start by describing your career? What do you do, and what have you written?
I wrote a novel called Harmless Like You about a Japanese artist living in New York in the 1960s and 1970s. She ends up abandoning her son. It’s about how and why that happens. Oh, and there’s a bald cat, if you’re a fan of bald cats.
I’m also the editor of an anthology called Go Home!, which is a collaboration with the Feminist Press and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. It’s a collection of poetry, non-fiction, and fiction about home by writers who identify as Asian or Asian-American.