Shepherd, 1 of 3: “The best debut novels by Korean American writers”

Big thanks to Shepherd, a new website that proudly states its noble intention right there next to its logo: Discover the best books. The amazing Ben Fox is the man behind the site, and here’s my contribution to their noble mission, The best debut novels by Korean American writers. As my post states, this is my first of three “best of” lists! Stay tuned for the next batch.

5/22/2021 2PM ET: In-Person Jersey City Free Public Library Event — Yes, In Person!

I almost can’t believe I’m typing these words, but folks, I’ll be at the Jersey City Free Public Library next Saturday, 5/22/2021, at 2pm. Like physically. Like I will drive and park and walk over to Hamilton Park! I will not be sitting in front of a laptop. Me, human Sung, will be at the park to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month. If you are in the area, please stop by! They have a few more programs after me, so stick around. Check it out!

AAPI Heritage Month Celebration at Hamilton Park: Author Discussion with Sung J. Woo

May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm EDT

Sung J. Woo, author of Everything Asian (2009), Love Love (2015), and Skin Deep (2020) will talk about his experience growing up Korean American and his journey as a writer.

Join us for this event at Hamilton Park! Meet us by the gazebo (center of park) for some library fun.

Masks are required for all participants above the age of 2. Social distancing will be respected.

Hamilton Park, 25 W Hamilton Pl, Jersey City, NJ 07302, https://goo.gl/maps/jC6rMveEBM3jTxz79

[library event link]

And the Lefty for the Best Humorous Mystery Novel Goes to…

…one of six people! That’s right, folks — next Saturday, the winner will be announced the nominees will be presented. I think it’s quite likely that the Lefty Award Ceremony this year will resemble the Oscars themselves — that is, the nominees will be inside their own personal, socially-distanced rectangles and the awards will be given out equally remotely. (To be announced in April.)

I’ll be on for sure — and you can watch, if you feel like it! Here’s how.

The 411:
https://leftcoastcrime.org/2022/Awards.html

The Zoom registration link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0mHuzPVaTpymPCFj5-EHkw

Buy the books:
https://bookshop.org/lists/2021-lefty-award-nominees