Xuan Juliana Wang and Ricco Villanueva SiasocoAug 24, 2021
Association of Asian American Studies Book Awards 2021 (Part 3)
A Discussion with Xuan Juliana Wang and Ricco Villanueva Siasoco
New Books Network 2021
This is the third episode of a four-part series featuring the winners and honorable mentions of the 2021 Book Awards for the Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS). This episode features two of the winners in Creative Writing Prose: Xuan Juliana Wang, whose collection Home Remedies explores the new generation of Chinese diasporic wanderers, and Ricco Villanueva Siasoco, whose collection The Foley Artist provides a new treatment of queer Filipinx diasporic lives.
Xuan Juliana Wang was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and received her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Best American Nonrequired Reading and the Pushcart Prize Anthology. Her collection Home Remedies won the 2021 AAAS award in Creative Writing: Prose.
Ricco Villanueva Siasoco received his MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and is finishing his Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has received fellowships from The Center for Fiction, Lambda Literary, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and is a board member of Kundiman. His collection The Foley Artist won honorable mention in Creative Writing: Prose.
Christopher B. Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Social Justice Institute at the University of British Columbia.