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Celeste Ng

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Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You  (June 2014, Penguin Press). She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio, in a family of scientists. Celeste attended Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell Writers Program at the University of Michigan), where she won the Hopwood Award.  Her fiction and essays have appeared in One Story, TriQuarterly, Bellevue Literary Review, the Kenyon Review Online, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize.

Currently she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and son, where she teaches fiction writing at Grub Street and is at work on a second novel and a collection of short stories.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Everything I Never Told You (2014)
   Little Fires Everywhere (2017)
   Our Missing Hearts (2022)
   Fourteen Days (2023) (with others)
   One Story Collected (2014) (with others)
   Six Shorts 2017 (2017) (with others)
Anthologies edited
Celeste Ng recommends
The Prospectors (2023)
Ariel Djanikian
"Told in glimmering prose and rich with historical detail, The Prospectors immerses us in the Yukon Gold Rush so deeply, you can feel the grit on your hands."
The Laughter (2023)
Sonora Jha
"Sonora Jha expertly inhabits the perspective of a man so terrified of the old world slipping away, he can't see the ground shifting beneath his feet. A deliciously sharp, mercilessly perceptive exploration of power, The Laughter explores how 'otherness' is both fetishized and demonized, and what it means to love something - a person, a country - that does not love you back."
Maame (2023)
Jessica George
"Utterly charming and deeply moving . . . Maddie's journey will resonate with anyone who's had to grow up - or who's still trying to."

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