LAUNCH – BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016 (1 DEC)

Guest writer in this great launch for BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016 at Better Read Than Dead (Newtown)!

Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN)


“By pigeonholing writers by race, (this) anthology demonstrates they cannot be pigeonholed.”

— Julie Koh, editor, BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016

BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016 is a new annual anthology comprising short fiction by the best cult writers of East Asia, Southeast Asia and the diaspora. Published by Singapore-based indie bookstore BooksActually, this year’s inaugural all-star collection showcases nineteen of the most compelling and original voices of the moment.

Join local author and the anthology’s editor Julie Koh, contributors Tom Cho and Tiffany Tsao, guest writer Ramon Loyola (reading work by contributor John Bengan), and cultural studies expert Dr. Jane C. Park for wine, readings, and a spirited conversation on race and writing. Copies of the anthology will be available for purchase at $19.00 each.

WHEN: THURS 1 December 2016, 6:15-7:45PM

WHERE: Better Read than Dead Bookshop (265 King Street, Newtown, New South Wales 2042)



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