Sun. Feb 23rd, 2020

Satire, Metafiction, Anti-Racist Critique: Charles Yu’s Interior Chinatown

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Kate and Medaya talk with award-winning screenwriter and novelist Charles Yu about his new book, Interior Chinatown; an experimental, yet eminently enjoyable, novel-in-the-form-of-a-screenplay. Charles discusses how he came to write such a formally challenging book, in which the central character’s world is defined by, and limited to, the horizons available to Asian and Asian-American characters in popular film and television.
Also, J Hoberman, author of Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan, returns to recommend Victor Serge’s recently discovered Notebooks from 1936-47, in which the great communist writer lived in exile, from Paris to Mexico.
Photo: © Tina Chiou
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