Host Ken Jones talks with Leland Cheuk, author of the new novel No Good Very Bad Asian, from C&R Press.
No Good Very Bad Asian is Leland’s third work of fiction, following his novel The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, and a collection of short stories, Letters from Dinosaurs. His writing has appeared in Salon, Catapult, Joyland Magazine, Literary Hub, Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. He’s been awarded fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Hawthornden Castle, and Djerassi. Leland also runs the indie press 7.13 Books, which publishes debut literary fiction, and teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute.
In the words of writer Ed Lin: “Leland Cheuk’s No Good Very Bad Asian tears the tarp from the Asian American experience and exposes its deepest desires and fears. It articulates perfectly the amusements that make the entire room uncomfortable. Cringing never felt so good.”