May 18, 2022—Beginning with her stunning 1976 memoir The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston has forged a profound, richly imagined, and genre-defying narrative of the American experience from her vantage point as the daughter of Chinese immigrants. To mark publication of the new Library of America edition, Kingston joins Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, editor of the volume and her former student, for an intimate conversation about her life and work.
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We thank our promotional partners: Asia Society New York; the Asian American Arts Alliance; Asian American Writers Workshop; the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW); Bamboo Ridge Press; International Women’s Writing Guild; Singapore Unbound; University of Southern California English Department; the Writers Guild Foundation; Yu and Me Books.