03 Jul “Campaign to vindicate first Japanese American novel appears successful” via Northwest Asian Weekly
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Mahlon Meyer interviewed me about my battle with Penguin Random House over the copyright of John Okada’s “No-No Boy.”
Read an excerpt:
“University of Washington (UW) professor and novelist Shawn Wong last week said his battle with Penguin Random House over the copyright of “No-No Boy,” the first Japanese American novel, was coming to a positive close, although he could not provide details.
The victory was part of Wong’s life-long mission as a writer and educator to rescue Asian American voices from oblivion.
“It just got sorted out,” Wong said in an interview with Northwest Asian Weekly. “We’re just waiting for the other shoe to drop.”
“We’re waiting for the good news,” he added.”