What are you looking forward to right now? What are you most excited about?
I give my attention to my students' work during the semester, so I am looking forward to starting work again on The Evening Hero. The novel is about rural hospital closures, anti-Asian racism, and how war trauma seeps into everyday life for an immigrant—themes that have become suddenly more urgent and topical.
Tell us about a book that you have read recently and would recommend. The Interrogation Rooms of the Korean War- a deeply researched and elegantly written book that takes apart the simplistic and paranoid narrative of brainwashing of POWs by North Korea and looks at how the US among others used interrogation rooms for its own ideological ends during the Armistice and repatriation of prisoners.