Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book

In conversation with Janet Sternberg
Sunday, February 15, 1998
Episode Summary
This podcast, taken from the ALOUD archive, is a discussion from 1998's \"Racing Towards the Millenium: Voices From the American West,\" a predecessor to ALOUD.

Participant(s) Bio
Maxine Hong Kingston was born in Stockton in 1940. Recognized as a major American writer of her generation, Kingston first received national attention with the publication of The Woman Warrior (1976), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and has been dramatized throughout the country. Her second book, China Men (1980), won the National Book Award and was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize. Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989), her first novel, won the PEN USA West Award in Fiction. Among her numerous honors are the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal.