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Alexander Chee
Alexander Chee was born in Rhode Island and grew up in Korea, Guam and Maine. He is a recipient of the 2003 Whiting Writers' Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in Fiction and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. He is currently the Distinguished Visiting Writer at Amherst College. His first novel, Edinburgh (Picador, 2002), is a winner of the Michener Copernicus Prize, the Asian American Writers Worskhop Literature Award and the Lambda Editor's Choice Prize, and was a Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year and a Booksense 76 selection. In 2003, Out Magazine honored him as one of their 100 Most Influential People of the Year. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and has taught fiction writing at the New School University, Goddard College and Wesleyan. His second novel, The Queen of the Night, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2009.

Alexander Chee reads in the Writers At Newark Reading Series with Tina Chang on Wed., January 28, 2009, 5:30-7 p.m., at Paul Robeson Gallery.


     
     
     
         
         
         
 
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