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Alexander Chee On The Groundbreaking 1937 Novel That "Changed Something" In Him

There is a seismic line to draw in Asian American fiction that begins with Younghill Kang and extends, in a series of autobiographical novels by Asian American writers, into the present.

Alexander Chee 5 months ago

My Inheritance Was My Father’s Last Lesson To Me, And I Am Still Learning It

After my father died, I received an inheritance at 18. As an adult, I’ve had to reckon with how deeply money is connected to pain in my life.

Alexander Chee One year ago

How To Write An Autobiographical Novel

A step-by-step guide to creating fiction from your own experiences.

Alexander Chee 3 years ago

An Interview With Helen Oyeyemi: "Nothing Happens Without My Teapots"

Author Helen Oyeyemi discusses orderly magic versus chaotic magic, the importance of wearing blue mascara while writing, and her new novel, Boy, Snow, Bird.

Alexander Chee 5 years ago

What Getting An MFA In Fiction Meant To Me

"I still have a waiter check with an outline for my novel on it that came to me while I waited for my section to be sat."

Alexander Chee 5 years ago