Fae Myenne Ng was born in San Francisco and lived for many years in New York City. She teaches literature and creative writing at UC Berkeley and UCLA.

BONE (P.E.N.Faulkner Fiction Finalist) and STEER TOWARD ROCK (American Book Award), are inspired by the effects of the Exclusion Act and the Confession Program on the Chinese American family. ORPHAN BACHELORS, a memoir about Exclusion and Confession was published by Grove Press in 2023.

Her work has been supported by the Radcliffe Institute, the NEA, the Guggenheim, the D.H. Lawrence Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received residency grants from Yaddo, MacDowell, Djerassi, Lannan Residency in Marfa and the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Lake Cuomo.

Other Works

  • Steer Toward Rock

  • Bone