David Wong Louie, associate professor of English and Asian American studies at UCLA, recently published a personal essay “Eat, Memory” in Harper’s Magazine that has been selected for “The Best American Essays 2018.”

“The Best American Essays” is a series of the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals and websites curated by Pulitzer-winning and Guggenheim-honored writer Hilton Als.

Wong Louie has previously won the Los Angeles Times Book Review First Fiction Award, the Ploughshares First Fiction Book Award and the New York Times Book Review Notable Book. His novel “The Barbarians Are Coming” won the Association for Asian American Studies Prose Award in 2002. He was also awarded a Lannan Writing Fellowship in 2001.