Unflinching portrayals of desire and alienation fill Bonnie Chau's award-winning story collection. Chau's short fiction explores the lives of young women navigating love, failure, heritage, and memory, and presents a fresh perspective of second-generation Chinese-Americans. Moving back and forth between California and New York, and ranging as far away as Paris, Chau’s exquisitely written stories are bold, highly imaginative, and haunting, featuring characters who defiantly exert their individuality.
Bonnie Chau is from Southern California and received her MFA in fiction and translation from Columbia University. Her writing has appeared in Flaunt, Drunken Boat, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Offing, Joyland, and other journals. A Kundiman fellow, she works at an independent bookstore in Brooklyn and is assistant web editor at Poets & Writers.
Chukwuma Ndulue is a writer, teacher and occasional small engine mechanic. He is author of the chapbook Boys Quarter (Ugly Duckling Presse).
Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Her essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications such as The New York Times, NPR, BOMB, The New Republic, VICE, and the Village Voice. She has received residencies and fellowships from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Blue Mountain Center, Banff Centre, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and she will be a 2019 Literature Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. She is currently at work on a memoir, Clam Down (One World Random House), based on her mollusk column for the Paris Review. She teaches at Columbia University.
Tara Jayakar is a Brooklyn-based Midwesterner, freelance editor, baker, maker, and poet. She is the Founder & Bookmaker at Raptor Editing, a micro-press that specializes in handmade books. Her work has appeared both online and in print, and she holds an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College.