For the full interview, see it on Fiction Advocate.
Published on September 14, 2021.
Bonnie Tsui was born in Queens, New York, and raised on Long Island. She is the author of American Chinatown: A People’s History of Five Neighborhoods, winner of the 2009-2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller and Best of 2009 Notable Bay Area Books selection, and Why We Swim, one of TIME magazine’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2020. Her first children’s book, Sarah and the Big Wave, about big-wave women surfers, was just published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan in May 2021. Tsui lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area and is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.