Portrait of Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Transplants – Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Daniel Tam-Claiborne’s project for the 2021 Jack Straw Writers Program is a novel about a Chinese woman and a Chinese-American woman navigating the experience of being transplants in different ways. In his conversation with curator E.J. Koh, they discuss Daniel’s connection to these characters, the relationship between China and America, and how it effects individuals in both places. “That’s something I’m really hoping to address and think about when we think about fiction. . . . is to make the case that there are lived experiences that are worth thinking about in ways that are more sympathetic and more tolerant and with greater understanding.”

Music by Andrew Weathers, produced in part through the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.