Kirstin Chen

Annie
727 books | 90 friends

Raquel
1,251 books | 64 friends

Eric Sa...
244 books | 288 friends

Nicole
36 books | 505 friends

Valerie
281 books | 222 friends

Justin
142 books | 156 friends

Lillian Li
31 books | 8 friends

Jason L...
2,501 books | 1,859 friends

More friends…

Kirstin Chen

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Member Since
June 2013

URL


Kirstin Chen's new novel, Bury What We Cannot Take (Little A, March 2018), has been named a Most Anticipated Upcoming Book by Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle, among others. She is also the author of Soy Sauce for Beginners. She was the fall 2017 NTU-NAC National Writer in Residence in Singapore, and has received awards from the Steinbeck Fellows Program, Sewanee, Hedgebrook, and the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. Born and raised in Singapore, she currently resides in San Francisco.

To ask Kirstin Chen questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Kirstin Chen The grapes were perfect luscious, pale-green orbs that seemed to glow from within. I washed and drained them with care and popped one in my mouth:…moreThe grapes were perfect luscious, pale-green orbs that seemed to glow from within. I washed and drained them with care and popped one in my mouth: SEEDS!(less)
Kirstin Chen Thanks, Elise! I'm in the very early stages of the 3rd book, so I'm guessing it'll be at least a couple of years.
Average rating: 3.39 · 5,827 ratings · 640 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
Soy Sauce for Beginners

3.36 avg rating — 5,434 ratings — published 2014 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bury What We Cannot Take

3.87 avg rating — 367 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Best New Singaporean Short ...

by
3.55 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Union: 50 Years of Writing ...

by
4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Kirstin’s Recent Updates

Kirstin Chen is now friends with Casey Bennett
15635027
Kirstin Chen has read
Bury What We Cannot Take by Kirstin Chen
Bury What We Cannot Take
by Kirstin Chen (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kirstin Chen rated a book it was amazing
Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kirstin Chen rated a book it was amazing
Everyone Knows You Go Home by Natalia Sylvester
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kirstin Chen rated a book it was amazing
My Old Faithful by Yang Huang
My Old Faithful
by Yang Huang (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kirstin Chen rated a book it was amazing
A River of Stars by Vanessa  Hua
A River of Stars
by Vanessa Hua (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
A truly stellar debut novel about motherhood, immigration and the search for the American dream. I fell for Scarlett Chen from the very start—and would have happily followed her for another 100 pages!
Kirstin Chen rated a book it was amazing
Chemistry by Weike Wang
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kirstin Chen entered a giveaway
If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim
If You Leave Me
by Crystal Hana Kim (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kirstin Chen rated a book it was amazing
A Good Country by Laleh Khadivi
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Kirstin's books…
“Govern a family as you would cook a small fish—very gently.”
Kirstin Chen, Soy Sauce for Beginners

“One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked.”
Kirstin Chen, Soy Sauce for Beginners

“They said someday you’ll find / all who love are blind / Oh, when your heart’s on fire / You must realize / Smoke gets in your eyes.”
Kirstin Chen, Soy Sauce for Beginners

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Finnegans Wake Gr...: Singlish 4 11 Feb 16, 2014 11:31AM  
The Challenge Fac...: † Foreman Jenne ~ April Easter Egg Err Book Hunt 71 95 May 03, 2014 06:31PM  
2018 Reading Chal...: Courtney's Challenge: 50 in 2014 12 79 Aug 04, 2014 09:26AM  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Fall 2014 Completed Tasks: Do Not Delete Posts 4668 1080 Dec 01, 2014 08:53AM  
2018 Reading Chal...: Courtney's Challenge: 80 in 2014 36 58 Dec 30, 2014 08:46AM  
2018 Reading Chal...: Courtney's Corner 2014 7 36 Dec 30, 2014 09:08AM  
2018 Reading Chal...: #readwomen2014 - 2014 859 583 Dec 31, 2014 08:04PM  



No comments have been added yet.