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Gish Jen

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in Long Island, New York, The United States
August 12, 1955

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Gish Jen grew up in New York, where she spoke more Yiddish than Chinese. She has been featured in a PBS American Masters program on the American novel. Her distinctions also include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, a Fulbright fellowship, and a Radcliffe Institute fellowship. She was awarded a Lannan Literary Prize in 1999 and received a Harold and Mildred Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, she has published in the New Yorker and other magazines.

John Updike selected a story of Jen's for The Best American Short Stories of The Century. Her newest book, Tiger Writing, is based on the Massey Lectures in th
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Boston Indie Bookstore summer recs

Delighted to see TIGER WRITING on the Boston Indie Bookseller summer reading list! Lot of other great ideas as well.

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“A man was the sum of his limits; freedom only made him see how much so.”
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