Books Maxine Hong Kingston Books by Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Hong Kingston has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Maxine Hong Kingston Maxine Hong Kingston also wrote The Woman Warrior, a creative nonfiction memoir about women at the intersection of Chinese and Western culture. She is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael Lionstar hide caption toggle caption Michael Lionstar The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Making Room For A 'Broad Margin' To Life, In Verse February 1, 2011 Maxine Hong Kingston's free-verse memoir contemplates her 70 years of "always writing, writing" and the conflicting impulses to catalog each instance or to "[take] my sweet time to love the moment-/to-moment beauty of everything." Maxine Hong Kingston's memoirs often defy categorization, blending nonfiction, myth and poetry. Michael Lionstar hide caption toggle caption Michael Lionstar Books A 'Warrior Woman' Confronts Mortality, In Verse January 20, 2011 In her new memoir, peace activist and author Maxine Hong Kingston explores the inevitabilities of her age. I Love A Broad Margin To My Life is a creative meditation on growing old — all written in free verse. A 'Warrior Woman' Confronts Mortality, In Verse Listen · 30:18 30:18 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/133086352/133086342" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Three Books... Three Books To Take A Bite Out Of Valentine's Day February 11, 2010 This year, Valentine's Day shares the 14th with Chinese New Year. Cupid had better flap his wings because it's the Year of the Tiger, and tigers don't eat chocolate. To commemorate this rare alignment, here are three books about love in Chinese families.