Cover Photo: This is a collage of thee book covers against a red background. The three book covers are Natalia Ginzburg’s 'Family Lexicon,' Doris Lessing's 'The Good Terrorist,' and 'Which Side Are You On' by Ryan Lee Wong.
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How to Talk Socialism with Your Fictionalized Parents

To write about my socialist family in a capitalist society necessarily means truth and lies are mixed up.

Family Lexicon

Family Lexicon

The Good Terrorist


Ryan Lee Wong is author of the forthcoming novel Which Side Are You On (Catapult, October '22).

He was born and raised in Los Angeles, the son of a fifth-generation Chinese American father and a Korean immigrant mother. Previously, he served as Program Director for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and Managing Director of Kundiman. He has organized exhibitions and written extensively on the Asian American movements of the 1970s.

He holds an MFA in Fiction from Rutgers-Newark and served on the Board of the Jerome Foundation. He lived for two years at Ancestral Heart Zen Temple and is based in Brooklyn.

Author portrait by Beowulf Sheehan