R.O. Kwon’s debut novel The Incenteraries has been named “Most Anticipated Book of 2018” by many news outlets such as PBS, New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly. The anticipation and the press is well-deserved considering that she had been working on the novel for the past 10 years. I got the chance to talk to R.O. Kwon on the phone to discuss her influences, her sense of family and community, and even karaoke.
“Can Asian Americans succeed in Arts and Entertainment with prestige just like our fellow Asian American writers?” We discuss this question as Kollab SF starts a new miniseries interviewing Asian American authors who have new books coming out in 2018.