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Author Juli Min and her first novel, Shanghailanders
Daryl M., June 06, 2024

Juli Min is a writer and editor based in Shanghai. She studied Russian and comparative literature at Harvard University, and she holds an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson.

Author Sara Nisha Adams and her latest novel, The Twilight Garden
Daryl M., May 30, 2024

Sara Nisha Adams is a writer and editor. She lives in London and was born in Hertfordshire to Indian-Kenyan and English parents.

Authors John Shen Yen Nee and SJ Rozan and their novel, The Murder of Mr. Ma
Daryl M., May 23, 2024

John Shen Yen Nee is a half-Chinese, half Scottish American media executive, producer and entrepreneur who was born in Knoxville, grew up in San Diego and is now based in Los Angeles, with a penchant for very l

Author Douglas Westerbeke and his latest book, A Short Walk Through a Wide World
Daryl M., May 16, 2024

Douglas Westerbeke is a librarian who lives in Ohio and works at one of the largest libraries in the US.

Author Christina Estes and her debut novel, Off the Air
Daryl M., April 18, 2024

Christina Estes is an award-winning reporter who has spent more than 20 years covering crime, public policy, and business in Phoenix, Arizona.

Author Jacqueline Holland and her latest novel, The Mystery Writer
Daryl M., April 11, 2024

After setting out to study astrophysics, graduating in law and then abandoning her legal career to write books, Sulari Gentill now grows French black truffles on her farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of Au

Author Justinian Huang and his debut novel, The Emperor and the Endless Palace
Daryl M., April 04, 2024

Born to immigrants in Monterey Park, California, Justinian Huang studied English at Pomona College and screenwriting at the University of Oxford.

Author Sophie Wan and her debut novel, Women of Good Fortune
Daryl M., March 28, 2024

Sophie Wan is a Bay Area native who is now battling the winters in Philadelphia. She graduated from UC Berkeley and spends far too much time drafting emails and drinking tea.

Author Shubnum Khan and her debut novel, The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years
Daryl M., March 21, 2024

Shubnum Khan is a South African author and artist.