Kirstin Chen is the author of the novels, Bury What We Cannot Take and 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.

MFA Emerson College
BA Stanford University

Chen, K. (2018). Bury What We Cannot Take. New York, NY: Little A/Amazon Publishing

Chen, K. (2014). Soy Sauce for Beginners. New York, NY: New Harvest/Amazon Publishing

Awards & Distinctions

Hedgebrook Residency

Steinbeck Fellowship

Sewanee Writers' Conference Stanley Elkin Scholarship