Weike Wang

Honoree, 2017 5 Under 35

Weike Wang is the author of Chemistry and Joan Is Okay. She is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award, a Whiting Award, and is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares and The New Yorker, among other publications.
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Chemistry

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ISBN 9781524731748 Knopf / Penguin Random House

Taking us deep inside her scattered, searching mind, here is a brilliant new literary voice that astutely juxtaposes the elegance of science, the anxieties of finding a place in the world, and the sacrifices made for love and family. More about this book >

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Weike Wang

Weike Wang is the author of Chemistry and Joan Is Okay. She is the recipient of the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award, a Whiting Award, and is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares and The New Yorker, among other publications. She is in the Best American Short Stories 2019 and The O. Henry Prize Stories 2019. She earned an MFA from Boston University, and a bachelor’s in chemistry and doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard University. She currently lives in New York City and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College, and Columbia University.

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