BIO

Bonnie Chau is from Southern California, where she studied art history and English literature at UCLA and ran writing programs at the nonprofit 826LA. She received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University, with a joint concentration in translation, focusing on French and Chinese fiction. She has received scholarships, fellowships, and residency opportunities from the Fine Arts Work Center, the American Literary Translators Association, Vermont Studio Center, and Art Farm Nebraska, and her writing has appeared in Flaunt, Drunken Boat, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Offing, Joyland, and other journals. A Kundiman fellow, she works at an independent bookstore in Brooklyn and is assistant web editor at Poets & Writers.

 

INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS

Santa Fe Writers Project: Author Spotlight, October 2017

The Rumpus, This Week in Short Fiction: "Stevie Versus the Negative Space," July 2017

Timber Journal: Contributor Interview, January 2016

Melville House: Ask a Bookseller, January 2016

 

SELECTED AWARDS & HONORS

Vermont Studio Center residency: Fellowship, Johnson, VT, 2017

American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Conference Travel Fellow, Minneapolis, MN, 2017

2040 Books Awards Program Contest: First Prize, 2017

The Cabins, collaborative multidisciplinary retreat, Diversity Scholarship, Norfolk, CT, 2017

Art Farm Nebraska residency, Marquette, NE, 2016

Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program, Archie D. & Bertha H. Walker Scholarship, Provincetown, MA, 2016

The Blueshift Journal’s Brutal Nation: Prizes for Writers of Color: Editor's List, Prose, 2016

The Puritan's Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence: Finalist, Fiction, 2015

Kore Press Short Fiction Award: Semifinalist, 2015

SLS-Disquiet Contest: Finalist, Fiction, 2015

Kundiman: Fiction Fellow, 2015–

Washington Square Review Award: Finalist, Fiction, 2013   

 

OTHER MEDIA

Reading of "Chinatown of My Dreams" at The W.O.W. Project's Chinatown Storytelling Open Mic Night at Wing On Wo & Co., Manhattan Chinatown, NY, May 11, 2017