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Charles Yu

USA flag (b.1976)

Charles Yu graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia Law School. He lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife, Michelle, and their two children.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
   Third Class Superhero (2006)
   Sorry Please Thank You (2012)
   Watchlist (2016) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
Charles Yu recommends
Say Hello to My Little Friend (2024)
Jennine Capó Crucet
"I literally couldn't put this book down. Bold, surprising, moving and very funny. A story about minds and bodies, about people and families and cities, about the dreams and desires and histories buried inside. Capó Crucet is a writer of immense talent and range."
Plastic (2024)
Scott Guild
"A world constructed from strange and wondrous materials. A world that is deeply strange and deeply familiar, with language to match - funny, broken, sad, and beautiful. Evocative and highly original, Plastic is a captivating debut."
Same Bed Different Dreams (2023)
Ed Park
"A novel to get lost in and a feat of imagination . . . I read it with awe for its construction and for the sheer pleasure of its language."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Charles Yu
From a Certain Point of View: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (2020)
(Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, book 2)

More anthologies 

John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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