Abigail Licad and Cathlin Goulding

The Descendants

Ten next-gen Asian American writers discuss the authors who influenced them.

By Cathlin Goulding and Abigail Licad

To commemorate Hyphen’s 10th year in print, we selected 10 emerging young authors from various genres and asked them to reflect on writers they admire. Their responses attest to the depth and richness that has informed Asian American writing, as well as the exciting directions toward which Asian American literature is expanding. We can’t wait to see what this newest generation of writers delivers next.

Here a sampling of 2 of the 10 writers we selected: