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ABC to Shoot Pilot for TV Show Based on Eddie Huang Memoir

huangABC plans to shoot a TV show pilot based on chef Eddie Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off the Boat.

Random House’s Spiegel & Grau imprint released the book back in January 2013. Deadline reports that Huang himself will serve as a producer for this project.

Nahnatchka Khan, a TV industry veteran, has signed on for double duty as both a script writer and an executive producer. The premise for this show “revolves around a Chinese family that moves to suburban Orlando” during the 1990′s. What do you think? (via Eater.com)

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Tom Colicchio, Eddie Huang & John Irving Get Booked

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Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio and chef Eddie Huang will come together for a conversation event to discuss Huang’s new memoir, Fresh Off the Boat. Hear them on Tuesday, January 29th at Barnes & Noble starting at 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Asian American Writers Workshop Launches Page Turner Literary Festival

The Asian American Writers Workshop is celebrating its 20th anniversary by hosting the third annual Page Turner literary festival. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, October 29th at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena. Follow this link to view the full schedule.

Here’s more from the release: “Multi-dimensional program includes: a staged reading directed by Ralph Peña; artist Wangechi Mutu (MOMA, Guggenheim) talking about immigration; an open mic featuring Jen Kwok (Date an Asian), Negin Farsad (Nerdcore Rising) and others; stories from twenty years of the Workshop; and hard-hitting conversations about Occupy Wall Street, Islam and the West, the rise of China and India, and the national crackdown on immigration.”

The festival will feature appearances by Junot Díaz, Amitav Ghosh, Jessica Hagedorn, Kimiko Hahn, Hari Kunzru, Jayne Anne Phillips, Suketu Mehta, Min Jin Lee, Mark Nowak, Amitava Kumar, Granta editor John Freeman, and Guernica editor Joel Whitney. Attendees will also get a chance to hear from two stand-up comedians, five National Book Award finalists and seven Guggenheim Fellows.

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