Gish Jen was born in Long Island, New York in 1955, a second-generation Chinese-American. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in English and later attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Jen is the author of four novels and a book of stories. In addition, her stories have been published in many places including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, as well as in various anthologies. Her honors include the Lannan Award for Fiction and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and children.
This biography was last updated on 12/05/2010.
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