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New Literary Anything Episode - Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

Wednesday 02 Aug 2023
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This month, Literary Anything veteran Paula returns to the pod to chat with Andrea about R.F. Kuang's bestseller Yellowface. Tune in to hear their thoughts (there's a lot to talk about!!), plus what other books they've been reading and a sad announcement from Andrea.

Books they mention:

American Dirt, Jeanine Cummins

“The Beautiful Piece” in People who lunch, Sally Olds

My struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard

Vladimir, Julia May Jonas

“The Book of My Enemy”, Stephanie Convery in Overland, 218 Autumn 2015, link:

The Anniversary, Stephanie Bishop

I’d Rather Not, Robert Skinner

Wifedom, Anna Funder

Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir

“Who is the Bad Art Friend”, Robert Kolker, New York Times, Oct 5 2021:

“A white poet, a Chinese name, and yellowface in "Best American Poetry": As "Yi-Fen Chou," a white writer toys with a racial history he obviously doesn't understand”, Paula Young Lee, Salon, September 8 2015. Link: