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David Wong Louie

David Wong Louie

David Wong Louie Biography

David Wong Louie was born and raised in New York. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Vassar College and an MFA from the university of Iowa. His first book, the story collection Pangs of Love, won The Los Angeles Times Book Review First Fiction Award, the Ploughshares First Fiction Book Award, was a New York Times Book Review Notable of 1991 and a Voice Literary Supplement Favorite of 1991.

A professor emeritus of creative writing and Asian American literary studies a the University California Los Angeles, Louie "forged a powerfully eloquent voice that mapped with deep sensitivity and darkly comic wit, the trials and insights born of inhabiting and navigating the difficult and often invisible spaces between white America and Chinese America," UCLA wrote in a tribute.



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