I’m thrilled to announce that my mom’s second novel, The Fetishist, will be published posthumously by Putnam on Jan 31, 2024. Following the success of the Inaugural Katherine Min Fellowship Celebration that we put on with MacDowell, Mom’s family and friends came together and we found an agent, PJ Mark, who found an editor, Sally Kim. They’ve both been amazing. I got to work with Sally in editing the manuscript, which was an intense and inspiring and emotional experience — like collaborating with Mom from beyond the grave, like working on a writing project together. I also wrote an afterword, sharing a personal view of Mom as an artist and, well, as a mom. Cathy Park Hong wrote the introduction. Stay tuned for updates as this journey continues!
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May 11, 7pm – Old Arabi Lighthouse Records and Books, with Adrian Van Young
May 25, 6pm – Windowsill Pies, with Justin Lacour
Kayla Min Andrews grew up in central New Hampshire, majored in English at Amherst College, studied abroad in Paris, and taught English in rural France. She then moved to New Orleans, where she assisted death penalty defense investigators, waited tables, and got an interdisciplinary Masters in Latin American Studies at Tulane. She now teaches English to international students. A proud member of the local writing community, she’s part of the Peauxdunque Writers Alliance and has taken many classes at the New Orleans Writers Workshop. Kayla is currently working on a novel about a mother-daughter relationship.
My mom was a celebrated fiction writer and essayist. She died in 2019. My uncle Kollin led the way in setting up a fellowship at MacDowell in her name, to elevate the voices of Asian American writers. Each year we have an event celebrating the recipients of the fellowship.