Alexander Chee

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Alexander Chee
Born Rhode Island, United States
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Ethnicity Korean-American
Notable works Edinburgh (novel)

Alexander Chee is an American fiction writer, poet, journalist and reviewer.[1][2]

Born in Rhode Island, he spent his childhood in South Korea, Kauai, Truk, Guam and Maine. He attended Wesleyan University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

His short fiction has appeared in the anthologies Best American Erotica 2007, A Fictional History of the US (With Huge Chunks Missing), Men on Men 2000, and His 3. His essay I, Reader was selected for inclusion in the Notable Essays list of the 2011 edition of the Best American Essays.[3][4] Compilations of his personal essays have appeared in From Boys To Men, Loss Within Loss, Boys Like Us, The M Word, and The Man I Might Become. His poetry appeared in Barrow Street, LIT, Interview, the James White Review, and XXX Fruit. He has written journalism and reviews for The New York Times,[5] Time Out New York, Out/Look, OutWeek, The Advocate, Out, Bookforum and the San Francisco Review of Books.

He received the Asian American Writers Workshop Literary Award, the Lambda Editor's Choice Prize, the Michener/Copernicus Fellowship Prize, the 2003 Whiting Writers' Award, a residency from the MacDowell Colony and the 2004 NEA Fellowship in Fiction. He was a judge for the PEN/Open Book award in 2012.[6] In 2003, Out named him one of their 100 Most Influential People of the year. The associate fiction editor of the online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown, Chee now lives in Massachusetts.

He has taught fiction writing at the New School University and Wesleyan, and has served as a Visiting Writer at Amherst College.[7]

In the winter semester 2012/2013 he was Picador Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig.[8]

Works[edit]

  • 41, 42, 43 in the anthology The M Word
  • Memorials in the anthology Literature of Tomorrow, (short story)
  • Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories, Patrick Merla (ed.) Avon Books. 1996, essay
  • His3: Brilliant New Fiction by Gay Writers, short story
  • From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write About Growing Up, essay
  • "A Document of the Sexual Revolution.", poetry
  • Artery: The AIDS-Arts Forum", memoir
  • Interview in Sex Is... (1993), Directed by Marc Huestis, as himself
  • Edinburgh: A Novel, First Picador USA edition: November 2002
  • The Queen of the Night, forthcoming from Harcourt Mifflin Harcourt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Chee | NEA". Nea.gov. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Writers Conference Draws Novelists, Poets, Journalists". Newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  3. ^ The Best American Essays 2011 - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  4. ^ The Morning News LLC; www.themorningnews.org (2007-11-21). "I, Reader". The Morning News. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  5. ^ Chee, Alexander (August 15, 2014). "Sunday Book Review, The Leftovers ‘Everything I Never Told You,’ by Celeste Ng". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ "Announcing the 2012 PEN Literary Award Recipients". PEN American Center. October 15, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Novelist and Amherst College Visiting Writer Alexander Chee to Read from His Work at Amherst Books April 29". Amherst College. April 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ "The Picador Guest Professorship for Literature | American Studies Leipzig". Americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 

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