Gish Jen

born 1956, Scarsdale, New York

given name Lillian

B.A., Harvard University, 1977

attended Stanford University, 1979-80

taught English at a coal-mining institute in China

M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, 1983

married David O'Connor

son Luke

daughter Paloma

home is in Cambridge, Massachusetts

has published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Republic, as well as in numerous textbooks and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike

author of two novels, Typical American (Houghton Mifflin) was short-listed for the National Book Critics' Circle Award and will be featured in an upcoming PBS American Masters program on the American Novel. Mona in the Promised Land (Knopf) was named one of the 10 best books of 1996 by the Los Angeles Times

most recent work is a collection of stories entitled Who's Irish? (Knopf)

has received numerous fellowships including from the Lannan Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts

has been Writer-in-Residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Fullbright Fellowship to Beijing, spring 2003

awarded a Strauss Living by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Gish Jen Contact Information

c/o Maxine Groffsky (agent)
853 Broadway, Suite 708
New York, NY 10003

Gish Jen page at Voices from the Gaps

Gish Jen, American

Gish Jen interviewed by Don Lee in Ploughshares

Gish Jen interviewed by Bill Moyers Becoming American - The Chinese Experience

Gish Jen - 2001-2002 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Gish Jen interviewed by Dave Welsh, Powell's

Gish Jen interviewed by Ron Hogan, Beatrice

Gish Jen interviewed by Lilli Leggio

Gish Jen article by Erica Noonan, Lake Wales YMCA

Gish Jen article by Calvin Liu, Asian Week

Gish Jen interview by Julie Shiroishi, Asian Week

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