Kirstin Chen

Kirstin Chen’s second novel, “Bury What We Cannot Take,” was named a best book of the year by Entropy, Popsugar, and Book Bub, and a top pick of the season by Electric Literature, The Millions, The Rumpus, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle. She is also the author of “Soy Sauce for Beginners.” She has received awards from the Steinbeck Fellows Program, Sewanee, Hedgebrook, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and the National Arts Council of Singapore. Her writing has appeared in Real Simple, Literary Hub, Manrepeller, Zyzzyva, and the Best New Singaporean Short Stories, among others. Born and raised in Singapore, she currently lives in San Francisco, where she is working on a novel about the counterfeit handbag trade.

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