Lily Hoang

Lily Hoang has published some books and won some awards. She is Director of the MFA in Writing at UC San Diego.

In a syllabus, I called it NECROMANCER instead of NEUROMANCER. Oops.

Are you a romantic? Do you think there’s more romance irl or in books? If in books, reading or writing them?

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December 6th, 2012 / 11:36 am

AAWW Publishing Conference

Guess what: Being Asian American is not a pre-requisite. Being a writer does. 

 Saturday, December 8th, 2012 from 12PM-6PM

@ Daruma Asset Management

80 West 40th Street, 9th Fl., NY NY 10018

Tickets for sale online!

You’re a writer. We know it. You know it.


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December 4th, 2012 / 2:18 pm

To what extent has the Internet ruined your life?

How do you revise, like literally, how do you do it: print and cut, type and delete, erase with an old school eraser, white out, etc.?

Hypochondria, Death, and Boredom

I’ve been on a lot of planes this week, and I will be on more planes before this week is over. This guy I knew once told me that the best place to sit on a plane is in the back, the very back, by the bathrooms. It’s inconvenient, sure, and you have to wait forever to deplane, but if the damn thing goes down, the back is the safest place. The nose of the plane is obviously the first to go. Bye bye first and business class suckers! You’re dead. The middle of the plane is scary because it’s the weakest point, what with the weight of the wings and general architecture. If the plane is going to snap in half, the end. And so, the back. It makes sense. When the plane dives nose first, the back will be the last to impact. Chances are you won’t survive, but at least you’ll have a few extra seconds and maybe a little luck on your side.


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September 27th, 2012 / 9:30 am

Old news, but: Bret Easton Ellis goes down hard on DFW. What you think?

Popper in bed

This kid has a project going called the Popper Project, where he plays one Popper etude per week for forty weeks. He plays it wherever he and his cello and laptop are. It’s pretty cool.

And then there’s this.

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August 23rd, 2012 / 3:06 pm

Fan Mail #5: Karl Taro Greenfeld

Dear Karl Taro Greenfeld –

Thank you for sending me your book, even though you said—cheekily—that I would hate it. I didn’t. Your artificial humility was unearned. Triburbia is a fabulous book, not fabulous as in fabulist, no it’s realist, as real as a utopia about Tribeca can be. I use the word utopia with real care. Triburbia is not the kind of utopia Thomas More would think up, but for your characters, Tribeca is utopia. To have a place in Tribeca is to have achieved, to have made it, and yet, and yet, here they are, suffering just like the rest of us plebs.


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August 20th, 2012 / 10:41 am

Tell me a good joke.

my body ain’t your battleground: Lidia Yuknavitch’s DORA

To promote her new book DORA, Lidia Yuknavitch has this campaign going on her FB page.

You can buy the book here.


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August 1st, 2012 / 1:31 pm