Charles Yu, Paul Nadal discuss Asian American experience in life and literature

Feb. 16, 2021

On Thursday, February 11, 2021, in a free event hosted by Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students (ODUS) and the Princeton Asian American Students Association (AASA), Assistant Professor of English and American Studies Paul Nadal spoke with New York Times bestselling author Charles Yu, whose work includes writing for HBO’s Westworld and other television shows, and the 2020 National Book Award winning novel Interior Chinatown.

The novel, Nadal said, is about “being Chinese in America, about finding one’s sense of self, about the difference between performing and being.”

The conversation streamed live on YouTube. A full recording is below.

ODUS program coordinator Mitchel Charles ’18 and AASA member Jerry Jiao ’24 introduced. Jennifer Lee ’23 and Kesavan Srivilliputhur ’23, co-presidents of the Asian American Students Association, moderated Q&A.

Read a full recap on the ODUS website: