Book notes: A talk with UW English professor, author Shawn Wong about his UW Press book series for Asian American authorsPeter Kelley UW NewsShawn Wong is longtime University of Washington professor of English, but he is also an editor, novelist, screenwriter and activist on behalf of Asian American writers whose voices have been forgotten or marginalized by history.
“But we’re also interested in new works.”Wong teaches Asian American literature for the English Department and beginning and advanced screenwriting in the Department of Cinema & Media Studies.
He is the author of two novels, “Homebase” in 1979 and “American Knees” in 1995, republished by UW Press in 2005.
Asian American literature professors have been waiting for a new printing for many years.
Mike Baccam, the Asian American literature acquisitions editor at UW Press, and I consult on all future projects.