Writers Who Read #29

7 March 2021

Interior Chinatown
by Charles Yu

Author/Publisher Intent

Stylistic Choices

Structure, Pacing

Climax - what changed?

Scene sleuthing

Interior Chinatown - Charles Yu

  • Marketing: Historical Chinese Fiction, Historical Fantasy Fiction, Historical Asian Fiction
  • Genre: Fantasy Present-Day Arch-Plot Screenplay-Form
  • Word count: 39,662
  • Print Pages: 289
  • Reading Level: 7th grade

  • POV: 2nd Person, Present !!!

  • Publish date: January 28, 2020
  • Publisher: Pantheon Books
  • Sold By: Penguin Random House
  • Audio book narration: Joel de la Fuente

  • Prizes: 2020 National Book Award - Fiction
  • NYT Best-seller
  • Charles Yu

  • Short Stories
  • Problems for Self-Study, Third Class Superhero

  • Previous Novel
  • How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010)

  • TV writing
  • HBO's Westworld (1st season)

2nd Person Present Tense: CAVEAT SCRIPTOR

. . . very, very few authors have succeeded

Around the Table

Please use passages from the book

Writers Who Read: Coming Up

April 4: Apeirogon - Colum McCann (Ireland, 2020)
May 2: The Lying Life of Adults - Elena Ferrante
(Italy, trans. 2020 by Ann Goldstein)




Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

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Sleuthing!