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David Wong Louie’s personal essay selected for “The Best American Essays 2018”

May 8, 2018

Congratulations to our colleague, David Wong Louie, whose personal essay “Eat, Memory,” first published in Harper’s Magazine (https://harpers.org/archive/2017/08/eat-memory/), has been selected for The Best American Essays 2018

Also, an expanded edition of his short story volume Pangs of Love, which will include “Eat, Memory” and the short story “Cold Hearted” ( http://articles.latimes.com/1994-07-17/magazine/tm-18422_1_cold-hearted ), as well as a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen and an Afterword by King-Kok Cheung, is forthcoming from University of Washington Press, 2019.

Pangs of Love won the Los Angeles Times Book Review First Fiction Award, the Ploughshares First Fiction Book Award and was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1991 and a Voice Literary Supplement Favorite of 1991. His novel The Barbarians Are Coming (2000) won the Association for Asian American Studies Prose Award in 2002. He was also awarded a Lannan Writing Fellowship in 2001. He coedited Dissident Song: A Contemporary Asian American Anthology (1985) with Marilyn Chin.