Charles Yu

Winner, 2020 National Book Awards
Honoree, 2007 5 Under 35

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown, which won the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, and Wired, among other publications.
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Interior Chinatown

ISBN 9780307907196 Pantheon Books / Penguin Random House

Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: He’s merely Generic Asian man. Sometimes he gets to be Background Oriental Making a Weird Face or even Disgraced Son, but he is always relegated to a prop. Yet every day he leaves his tiny room in a Chinatown SRO and enters the Golden Palace restaurant, where Black and White, a procedural cop show, is in perpetual production. More about this book >

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Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author of four books, including Interior Chinatown, which won the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, AtlanticHarper’s MagazineThe New Yorker, and Wired, among other publications. He lives in southern California with his wife, Michelle, and their two children. (Photo credit: Tina Chiou)

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