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.
Her novels, BONE (P.E.N.Faulkner Fiction Finalist) and STEER TOWARD ROCK (American Book Award), were inspired by the effects of the Exclusion Act and the Confession Program on the Chinese American family. ORPHAN BACHELORS (Harper's 2019) is the opening of her new book.
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.
ORPHAN BACHELORS, Exclusion and Confession, Two Slamming Doors of America, Harper's 2019
Steer Toward Rock2008