For this episode of Southern Fried Asian, Keith talks to his friend, the New York Times-bestselling author Jamie Ford, and learning about his southern roots in Arkansas. Consider this Southern-adjacent Fried Asian.
Keith and Jamie talk about summers spent visiting his relatives in the Ozarks, how his grandmother kicked off his love of comic books, and his complicated relationship with the South. They also discuss his forthcoming book, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, the difficulty in adapting his breakthrough debut novel, and why Arkansas is the chocolate roll capital of the world.
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Southern Fried Asian is produced by Keith Chow and Jes Vu.