(More than just a sweet Chinese pastry eaten during the Mi...)
More than just a sweet Chinese pastry eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival, a moon cake is a morsel of tradition.... The second daughter of successful Chinese parents, Maya Li grows up in Ohio, raised on equal measures of steamed rice and sliced white bread.
Andrea Louie graduated from Kent State University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1988. From 1990 to 1991 she studied at University of Hawaii, Gannett Fellowship in Asian Studies.
Andrea Louie is a novelist and journalist. Starting from 1987 she resumed her office as a copyediting intern at Boston Globe, Boston, MA. In 1988 she was appointed reporting intern at San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA. During the period of 1989-1992 Mrs. Louie worked at Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, OH, holding the post of a reporter.
In 1993 she became a freelance editor for Market News Service, New York, NY. She has held a variety of temporary jobs.
(More than just a sweet Chinese pastry eaten during the Mi...)1995
"It is my hope that literature in this country eventually will not be segmented into 'Asian-American' or 'African-American' but be seen as simply 'American.' This country is becoming increasingly complex and textured, and there are so many stories. I simply want to tell some of them — with compassion, eloquence, and an ear for truths".
"My approach to fiction is the same as to reporting — you’re not successful unless you’ve gotten your point across."
"I think the most important thing a writer can do is keep the pen moving."