Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Paula Yoo on Writing Asian

A former writer for People magazine and the television series West Wing, Paula Yoo had never created an Asian character before penning her debut YA novel Good Enough (Harper Teen).

Here she is guest-blogging at YAYAYAs, explaining how the genre helped her to find her voice. She's the next-gen Asian American writer -- one who can succeed in creating stories within mainstream pop culture and yet also express the view from the margins, moving back and forth so fast the borders blur for all of us.