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K I R S T I N   C H E N  is the author of the novels Bury What We Cannot Take , forthcoming from Little A in 2018, and Soy Sauce for Beginners, a Kindle First selection, an O, The Oprah Magazine “book to pick up now”, and a Glamour book club pick. A former Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she holds an MFA from Emerson College and a BA from Stanford University. She has received awards from Sewanee, Hedgebrook, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. Her short stories have appeared in Zyzzyva, Hobart, Pank, Best New Singaporean Short Stories, and others, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best New American Voices. She is the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore.

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