Victoria Namkung

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For nearly 20 years, Victoria Namkung has been a Los Angeles-based author, journalist, essayist, and cultural commentator. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, VICE, Washington Post, USA Today, InStyle, and Los Angeles magazine, among other publications. As a speaker and panelist, she's appeared at the AAAS Conference, Mixed Remixed, and the Asian American Journalists Association.

After receiving a master’s from UCLA, she taught courses on gender, immigration, and writing at UCSB, UCLA, and 826LA, respectively. Her research on Asian American males and import car culture in southern California was published as a chapter in the award-winning collection, Asian American Youth (Routledge), and was taug
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THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS is out in paperback on 5/1!

I'm excited that the paperback of THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS is out on Tuesday!

The Los Angeles Review of Books says, "With a pitch-perfect insight Namkung charts the ranges of emotions, justifications, and equivocations that a predator's actions have provoked in the lives of others."

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Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
"Another summer vibe book to check off my list!

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"3.5 stars. I appreciated the scope and the themes covered, and while I did love Jo’s character, the story as a whole did not blow me away like I was expecting. Full review to come."
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"GOOD TALK is an amazing graphic memoir focused on conversations Jacob has had throughout her life. With a narrative that moves between three time periods (Jacob’s past, the 2008 election, and the 2016 election), she illustrates her perspective of..." Read more of this review »
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