Happy #FaeFriday everyone! I hope everyone had a good week. I have a job interview scheduled at a bookstore this Tuesday! I’m super excited for it, even though being a bookseller has literally nothing to do with my major lol. But books make me happy, so there.
Anyway. Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt:female characters
“It’s #FaeFriday and the lovely Leah’s Books (please link to her page) came up with this prompt! With the recent uptick in racist acts towards the Asian community, we wanted to show some love. What are some of your favorite authors in the Asian community? #StopAsianHate”
I seriously love this week’s topic, so without further ado, let me tell you about some authors that are part of the Asian community that I love!
The Poppy War
Kuang’s biography is seriously impressive. She emigrated from China to the United States when she was four, and ended up graduating from Georgetown University. Throwback to when I thought I wanted to go there, but then realized I don’t have near enough the smartness for that, lol. Anyway, she graduated from the university’s school of foreign service, and based on that fact alone I feel like we could be friends considering I want to join the foreign service (or the Dutch equivalent, at least).
These Violent Delights
Did you know that Gong published her book during undergrad?! I could barely finish a paper on time. Anyway, she double majored in English and International Affairs (I automatically want to be friends with anyone that studies IR, so if that’s you, let’s be friends pls) at the University of Pennsylvania. If I had a book published during my undergrad, I would forever expect to receive an A on all my assignments tbh. Anyway, Our Violent Ends comes out this Fall, and a spinoff novel is planned for Fall 2022!
The Gilded Wolves
Chokshi was born in the United States to an Indian father and Filipino mother, and attended law school for a while before dropping out to pursue writing full time. I’d say that was a solid decision, considering all of her first titles in series made the NYT bestsellers lits. The final book in the Gilded Wolves trilogy, the Bronzed Beasts, comes out this September and I am so EXCITED!
She Who Became the Sun
Anyway, Parker-Chan is Asian-Australian, and worked as an international development advisor. She worked a lot on issues such as gender, LGBTQ rights, and human rights in South East Asia. According to her bio her favorite thing to do when in a new country is visit the supermarket, which I seriously relate to. I love strolling through the aisles and looking at all the different products. She Who Became the Sun will come out July 20th of this year, so keep it on your radar! I think it’s going to be amazing.
Anyway, I think it’s funny that so many of the authors on this list have an IR background. It makes me still want to pursue a career in diplomacy as well!