Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Month Speakers

These bestselling, award-winning author speakers explore thoughtful and insightful perspectives on Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) cultural identity and the immigrant experience.

Cathy Park Hong

Award-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author of Minor Feelings

Chanel Miller

Artist, activist, and author of the New York Times bestseller Know My Name

Ocean Vuong

Poet and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Charles Yu

National Book Award-winning author of Interior Chinatown

Michelle Zauner

Frontwoman of Japanese Breakfast and author of New York Times bestselling Crying in H Mart

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Jamie Ford

New York Times-bestselling author and book club favorite

Ping Fu

Co-Founder of Geomagic, author of Bend, Not Break, Executive chairman of Gelsight

Anand Giridharadas

Bestselling author of Winners Take All and The Persuaders and a top on-air political analyst for MSNBC

Ha Jin

National Book Award-winning novelist, international bestseller, and two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Jean Kwok

Award-winning author of Girl in Translation

Chang-rae Lee

New York Times-bestselling author of The Surrendered and Native Speaker

Celeste Ng

Author of the New York Times bestseller Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere

Ruth Ozeki

Filmmaker, novelist, and Zen Buddhist priest

Priya Parker

Facilitator, strategic advisor, and acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering

Bo Seo

Two-time world champion debater and author of Good Arguments

Ed Yong

Pulitzer Prize winning science staff writer for The Atlantic

C Pam Zhang

Debut novelist of How Much of These Hills is Gold and National Book Foundation 2020 5 Under 35 Honoree