Los Angeles Times Virtual Community Book Club with Charles Yu, author of Interior Chinatown
Charles Yu, the author of Interior Chinatown, joins the L.A. Times Book Club on May 27th for a conversation with Times film critic Justin Chang. A novelist and television writer, Yu won a 2020 National Book Award for Interior Chinatown, a satirical story about the intersection of Hollywood and Asian stereotypes. The National Book Award Foundation called it “a bright, bold, gut punch of a novel.”
The story is set in a fictional Chinatown SRO where protagonist Willis Wu lives with his family and neighbors, all of them working at Golden Palace, a Chinese restaurant/television set on the ground floor. Yu’s Chinatown “exists in a mental space,” he says, “a kind of collective imagination for Asian Americans who grew up in my generation, feeling like you don’t exist fully inside of America.”
When: May 27 at 7 p.m. Pacific time
Where: Register for the event here!