About

QUICK FACTS:

Pronoun: she/her
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Addicted to: Instagram, zucchini fries, mooncake, Quadratini wafer cookies
Hobbies: yoga, music, art, photography, traveling
Favorite writing music:
 Explosions in the Sky, Sigur Rós, Flook, Joe Hisaishi
Collects:
musical instruments, cartomancy decks
Zodiac Sign: Libra

 

MORE DETAILS:

Hullo there! Thanks for visiting. My debut novel, THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER, is a story about a biracial teen girl who is convinced her mother has transformed into a bird after dying by suicide, and attempts to find her in Taiwan. It will be published in spring 2018 by Little, Brown in the US and Orion in the UK.

Apart from writing I also work on Bodega Magazine, publishing the fantastic prose and poetry curated by our amazing editors every month. Outside the literary world, I spend many of my days practicing and teaching yoga.

In the past I have worked for Penguin Random House (marketing children’s books), and taught creative writing to undergraduate students and long-term hospital residents. I received my MFA in fiction from New York University in 2012. During my time there I had the honor of being a Goldwater Writing Fellow and the editor-in-chief of Washington Square Review.

And in a previous life, I was a classically trained musician who somehow ended up in business school studying marketing and international business. (Even I’m not totally sure how that happened.) I still sing and play music for fun; these days I’m taking mandolin lessons and studying bluegrass techniques.

If you’re interested in hiring me to teach yoga at your writing retreat, conference, workshop, or other event, please get in touch with me via my yoga website.

I am represented by the brilliant Michael Bourret at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

 

LINKS THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST:

Interview for Taiwanese American Heritage Week on READING (AS)(I)AN (AM)ERICA

“How I signed with my agent!”

Book deal announcement in Publishers Weekly

Short fiction in Joyland Magazine: “The Only Tricks We Know”

Interview for the Minorities in Publishing Podcast (Episode 14)

Bodega Magazine

Emily Pan Yoga