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After years on the peripheries of US fiction and poetry, Asian American authors have stepped into the spotlight during 2017.

The experiences of displaced people are central to the work of this new generation of Asian Americans, and their books cross genres and forms.

Although the current wave of young authors is one of 2017’s most significant stories, there are of course some older Asian American authors who paved the way.

I’ve always been fairly incurious about my Chinese heritage, but reading Asian American writers this year, I’ve thought more about my Anglo-Chinese identity.

Will we soon see a wave of literature by writers of east and south-east Asian heritage in the UK?

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