According to former editor Naomi Pascal, she was associated with the Press “almost from the beginning, with the development of the Press’ pioneering program of publishing books by and about Asian Americans.” In 1973, the Press had issued or reissued “a long list of books on subjects of special interest to Asian Americans,” she said.
“With the help of an informal group of advisors, we became the first university press to make a serious commitment to this field, and our list, a combination of scholarly studies; original works of fiction, biography and drama; and inexpensive paperback reprints of out-of-print classics … have kept us in the forefront in this area.”
Meet prominent UW Press staff on Oct. 11 at China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle. He is one of Northwest Asian Weekly’s nine honorees for the Asian American Pioneer Dinner. Tickets are $75. For more information or to register, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.