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May-lee Chai

May-lee Chai is the author of ten books, including the upcoming collection of short stories, "Useful Phrases for Immigrants;" three novels, "My Lucky Face," "Dragon Chica," and "Tiger Girl;" the novella, "Training Days;" two works of memoir, "The Girl from Purple Mountain" (co-authored with her father, Winberg Chai) and "Hapa Girl;" a collection of short stories and essays, "Glamorous Asians;" a nonfiction book, "China A to Z" (also co-authored with Winberg Chai); and her translation into English of the Chinese author Ba Jin's 1934 autobiography (Ba Jin Zi Zhuan). Awards and honors include: the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Prose; the Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman; and the 2014 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature from APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association), Young Adult category for "Tiger Girl." Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Entropy, The Rumpus, The Offing, and Catapult. May-lee received her first M.A. from Yale University in East Asian Studies and a second M.A. in English-Creative Writing from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She received her M.F.A. from San Francisco University.