C Pam Zhang

Honoree, 2020 5 Under 35

C Pam Zhang was born in Beijing but is mostly an artifact of the United States; she has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home. She’s been awarded support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words, and elsewhere, and currently lives in San Francisco.
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold

ISBN 9780525537205 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. More about this book >

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C Pam Zhang

C Pam Zhang was born in Beijing but is mostly an artifact of the United States; she has lived in thirteen cities across four countries and is still looking for home. She’s been awarded support from Tin House, Bread Loaf, Aspen Words, and elsewhere, and currently lives in San Francisco. In 2020 her debut novel, How Much of These Hills Is Gold, was longlisted for The Booker Prize.

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