Joe Milan, Jr: Author Meet, Greet, and Sip

We are excited to announce Joe Milan Jr. is coming to Read It Again Bookstore! This will be a simple meet and greet. Come have a glass of wine and pick up an autographed copy of The All-American. Join us on March 2nd from 12 to 2 pm. 

Joe Milan, Jr
Joe Milan, Jr. is a second-generation Korean American who taught in Korea for nine years. He’s the author of the novel The All-American (W.W. Norton, 2023) and was the 2019-20 David T.K. Wong Creative Writing Fellow at the University of East Anglia. In addition, he has been a Barrick Graduate Fellow and BMI Ph.D. Fellow at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
His work has appeared in wonderful places like The Rumpus, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, and others. He is now an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Waldorf University in Forest City, Iowa. You can read more of his work at

The All-American

The All-American is a deeply funny and poignant coming-of-age tale that turns the American immigrant narrative on its head. 

In the woods behind a trailer park in rural Washington, Bucky, a Korean-American high school senior, trains alone with a tire tied to his waist to pursue his singular goal: to play college football. But when the U.S. government deports him and the South Korean Army conscripts him, he finds himself alone in the country of his birth and caught in the underbelly of a forgotten yet bitter war. To make it out safely and earn his ticket home, Beyonghak must face tough but essential questions about his family legacy and personal identity, at last parsing the difference between the roles he is expected to play and the type of man he wants to become.


Event date: 

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Event address: 

3630 peachtree pky
suite 314
Suwanee, GA 30024
The All-American: A Novel By Joe Milan, Jr. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324035657
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 4th, 2023