Victoria Chang

Longlist, 2020 National Book Awards

Victoria Chang‘s books include Obit, Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, and Circle. Her children’s picture book, Is Mommy?, was illustrated by Marla Frazee. It was named a New York Times Notable Book.
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ISBN 9781556595745 Copper Canyon Press

After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of “the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts walking.” More about this book >

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Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang’s books include ObitBarbie ChangThe BossSalvinia Molesta, and Circle. Her children’s picture book, Is Mommy?, was illustrated by Marla Frazee. It was named a New York Times Notable Book. Her middle grade novel Love Love is forthcoming. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award, a Pushcart Prize, and a MacDowell Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles and is the program chair of Antioch University’s low-residency MFA program.

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