Episode Summary

We're very excited to chat with Fonda Lee, the author of the Asian-inspired gangster fantasy epic (and one of Marvin's favorite books of 2017), "Jade City." Fonda shares about her path to becoming a full-time author and her inspirations in creating the world of "Jade City." We also chat about our thoughts on the fantasy genre, and how we'd like to move beyond the typical euro-centric stories.

Episode Notes

We're very excited to chat with Fonda Lee, the author of the Asian-inspired gangster fantasy epic (and one of Marvin's favorite books of 2017), Jade City. Fonda shares about her path to becoming a full-time author and her inspirations in creating the world of Jade City. We also chat about our thoughts on the fantasy genre, and how we'd like to move beyond the typical euro-centric stories.

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This is a book club dedicated to books written by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

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