Jack Wang joins UEA as David T.K. Wong Writing Fellow
Jack Wang has been announced as the 2014-15 David T.K. Wong Writing Fellow at UEA and will be joining the Creative Writing programme this week. Jack (pictured) was born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He earned a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. in English
from Florida State University. In 2014, his story ‘The Night of Broken Glass’ received a Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His fiction has appeared in Joyland Magazine and is forthcoming in The New Quarterly and The Humber Literary Review. He has attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the Humber School for Writers Summer Workshop. He is an associate professor in the Department of Writing at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, where he lives with his wife, novelist Angelina Mirabella, and their two daughters. Jack will be the seventeenth recipient of the Fellowship, which is worth
£26,000 and is named after its sponsor, the retired Hong Kong businessman and writer, Mr David Wong. Previous Fellows include Jose Dalisay, Wendy Law-Yone, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Nam Le, Cab Tran, Presca Ahn, Ramesh Pillay and, most recently, Sharlene Teo.