Kevin Quinn

Kevin Quinn

Kevin Quinn is a teacher, writer and critic. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Yale University with a focus on the modern and contemporary novel and has written for Politico Magazine, thefeministwire.com and the forthcoming cultural quarterly Citizen. He has taught for many years in the United States and Hong Kong and is currently based in San Francisco.

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Review | Bestselling Korean novel about a young gay man’s search for love has a soap-operatic tone

Sang Young Park’s bestselling Love in the Big City, about a young gay man who struggles to form serious relationships, would have benefited from having a less haphazard narrative and a less petulant narrator.

Sang Young Park’s bestselling Love in the Big City, about a young gay man who struggles to form serious relationships, would have benefited from having a less haphazard narrative and a less petulant narrator.

1 Jan 2022 - 4:15PM
Review | She grows up in Vancouver, her father stays in Hong Kong. Only when he dies does she get to know him, in Pik-Shuen Fung’s original, affecting novel Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung leavens its heavy narrative – of a girl growing up in Vancouver, and her father in Hong Kong who dies – with a joyful originality and freedom.

Ghost Forest by Pik-Shuen Fung leavens its heavy narrative – of a girl growing up in Vancouver, and her father in Hong Kong who dies – with a joyful originality and freedom.

4 Nov 2021 - 10:09PM
A beautifully introspective reckoning with death, Kat Chow’s memoir Seeing Ghosts also charts her parents’ migration from Hong Kong in a vain pursuit of the American dream

She was 13 and a stranger in a foreign land when her mother died of cancer. In her beautifully introspective reckoning with death, Seeing Ghosts, Kat Chow grapples with her loss.

She was 13 and a stranger in a foreign land when her mother died of cancer. In her beautifully introspective reckoning with death, Seeing Ghosts, Kat Chow grapples with her loss.

3 Sep 2021 - 7:15PM
Review | Haphazard and with a title that misleads, The Tiger Mom’s Tale, a novel about a mixed-race American, appears to be written for Hollywood

Lyn Liao Butler’s novel has a misleading title – and that’s the least of its problems. Her tale of a mixed-race American woman is a melodrama without merit.

Lyn Liao Butler’s novel has a misleading title – and that’s the least of its problems. Her tale of a mixed-race American woman is a melodrama without merit.

10 Jul 2021 - 12:31PM
The Membranes: Chi Ta-wei’s eerily prescient novel on the terrors of technology available for the first time in English

Available for the first time in English, Taiwanese author Chi Ta-wei’s 1995 work The Membranes imagines the future like the best of our dystopian meditations.

Available for the first time in English, Taiwanese author Chi Ta-wei’s 1995 work The Membranes imagines the future like the best of our dystopian meditations.

15 Jun 2021 - 9:53AM
Review | Panthers, Hulks and Ironhearts: Jeffrey A. Brown explores how superheroes can reflect the world around us

In Panthers, Hulks and Ironhearts, Jeffrey A. Brown takes on the task of presenting the 21st century superhero as constructed by Marvel and its commitment to mirroring the times in which we live.

In Panthers, Hulks and Ironhearts, Jeffrey A. Brown takes on the task of presenting the 21st century superhero as constructed by Marvel and its commitment to mirroring the times in which we live.

31 Mar 2021 - 8:45PM