Winner of the 2020 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award for Fiction (for Stamped: an anti-travel novel)

Finalist in Literary Fiction for 2019 American Book Fest (for Stamped: an anti-travel novel)

Featured on Wigleaf’s Top 50 Short Fiction Stories of 2013

Nominated for the Pushcart Prize for “The Fog” in The Quotable.


“In Conversation with Kawika Guillermo.” Ricepaper Magazine. January 2020.

“Post-book: Kawika Guillermo.” The Halo Halo Review. November 2019.

“Interview with Kawika Guillermo.” Asian Books Blog. May 2019.

“Stamped: an anti-travel novel.” New Books in Asian American Studies. August 2018.

“Interview with Kawika Guillermo.” Anak Sastra. January 31, 2014.

“Smoking with Kawika Guillermo.” Interview by Brandon Wicks. Apr 2012


Reading of “What Fell Beneath the Tracks” by Brad Powers


for Stamped: an anti-travel novel

The Atticus Review

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Entropy Magazine

Bookish Asia

Anomaly Magazine

“The Last of Its Kind” reviewed in Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond: “The last magician hunts the last dragon in the days of a decaying imperium. Sad, poignant tale.”

“No Name Islands” review: “I think this story was the most visceral for me, despite how short it is. Here, too, we are in a speculative world of what might be with regard to ecology, this time with terraforming. The final image in this story will haunt me for a long time.”

“No Name Islands” review on The Star.

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