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Can I Call Myself an Asian American Writer?

I didn’t consider myself an Asian American writer until someone called me one.

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I walked side by side with my classmate, who I’ll call Nick, through the valley of brick buildings at the center of campus. We’d just discovered that we were the co-winners of a major creative writing prize, judged by a panel of professors.




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JoAnna Schindler

JoAnna Schindler

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