The hilariously satirical novel “Chinatown Inside” won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2020 for its account of a “typical Asian” who is constantly portrayed in movies and TV shows as someone with an “eastern background” as a “delivery boy.” Even better, the entire book is literally written as a screenplay, with brief descriptions and dialogue from page to page — a format Yu should be familiar with as a former screenwriter and editor of HBO’s “Westworld” and co-producer of the FX series “Legion.” Ruth Ozeki, author, director and ordained Soto Zen priest, wrote the novel “A Tale for Time,” which won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and was short-listed for the 2013 Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. Poet and non-writer Katie Park Hong is a major Korean-American writer, not only for his works in several languages, but also for his groundbreaking autobiography Lesser Feelings: An Asian-American Reckoning, which won the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Autobiography. Below are his works that range from a lighthearted youth series to a spy story about South Vietnam, a children’s book about the struggle to integrate and a satirical novel about the role of the “typical Asian” in Hollywood. It was the first graphic novel to be nominated for the National Book Award and the first graphic novel to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. Yanagihara’s novel won the 2015 Kirkus Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Jhumpa Lahiri, known for her short story collection Interpreter of Maladies and her novel The Namesake, often portrays Indian-American immigrants facing various cultural challenges in the United States. Lee’s first novel, Free Food for Millionaires, is about a young Korean-American woman, Casey Han, who, as the daughter of immigrants, navigates life in New York City. Gene Luen Young’s graphic novel, An American Born Chinese, is a complex collision of three storylines: the story of a Chinese-born American boy named Jin Wang, a Chinese tale of the Monkey King, and a stereotypical, racist portrayal of a Chinese boy. His novel Lowland was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and the Booker Prize. Vietnamese-American writer Viet Thanh Nguyen wrote the 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Sympathizer,” which deals with espionage and immigration. Lang’s two-part graphic novel, “Boxers and Saints,” about the Boxer Rebellion, was nominated for a National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The novel also won the Center for Fiction Award for First Novel and the American Library Association’s Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Lahiri lived in Rome, where he edited the Italian Penguin Book of Short Stories and published two collections of essays and a novel in Italian, Dove mi trovo, which Lahiri later translated into English as Whereabout. Ocean Vuong, the envied poet and recipient of the MacArthur Genius Grant, is the author of the epistolary novel On Earth We Are Briefly Beautiful and the poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds.