20 AAPI Authors & Their Books

May 23, 2024

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In recognition, here’s a list of 20 AAPI authors and some of their notable works.

 

1. Amy Tan

    • The Joy Luck Club
    • The Kitchen God’s Wife
    • The Bonesetter’s Daughter

2. Maxine Hong Kingston

      • The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
      • China Men
      • Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book

3. Jhumpa Lahiri

  • Interpreter of Maladies
  • The Namesake
  • Unaccustomed Earth

4. Chang-rae Lee

  • Native Speaker
  • A Gesture Life
  • On Such a Full Sea

5. Celeste Ng

  • Everything I Never Told You
  • Little Fires Everywhere

6. Viet Thanh Nguyen

  • The Sympathizer
  • The Refugees
  • The Committed

7. Lisa See

  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Shanghai Girls
  • The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

8. Kevin Kwan

  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • China Rich Girlfriend
  • Rich People Problems

9. Kazuo Ishiguro

  • Never Let Me Go
  • The Remains of the Day
  • An Artist of the Floating World

10. Ruth Ozeki

  • A Tale for the Time Being
  • My Year of Meats
  • All Over Creation

11. Ocean Vuong

  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous
  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds

12. Khaled Hosseini

  • The Kite Runner
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And the Mountains Echoed

13. Ha Jin

  • Waiting
  • War Trash
  • The Bridegroom

14. Rupi Kaur

  • Milk and Honey
  • The Sun and Her Flowers

15. Mira Jacob

  • The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
  • Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations

16. Nicole Chung

  • All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

17. Tahereh Mafi

  • Shatter Me series
  • Furthermore series

18. Melissa de la Cruz

  • Blue Bloods series
  • The Isle of the Lost series

19. Adrienne Su

  • Middle Kingdom
  • Having None of It

20. Thi Bui

  • The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

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