Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Names 2016 Literature Award Winners


By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

“Deceit and Other Possibilities,” Vanessa Hua’s debut collection of short stories published by Willow Publishing, has won the 2016 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Adult Fiction, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) announced this week.

In the collection, released in September 2016, Hua explores the experiences of immigrants and ideas of identity, choice, home, and otherness.

“I’m thrilled to receive this award, and am grateful to be counted among such illustrious winners,” Hua told NBC News. “I’m indebted to librarians who make a place for all readers and spread the word about books that reflect the world we live in.” Read more

Source: NBC News

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