Meng Jin awarded David TK Wong Creative Writing Fellowship
Meng Jin has been selected as the 2015/16 David TK Wong Creative Writing Fellow at UEA. The fellowship is worth £26,000 and lasts for a year. It is named for its sponsor, Mr David Wong, a retired Hong Kong businessman who has also been a teacher, journalist and senior civil servant, and is a writer of fiction. It enables a fiction writer who wants to write in English about the Far East to spend a year a UEA. Previous recipients of the fellowship include Wendy Law-Yone, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Balli Jaswal, Nam Le, Jack Wang and, most recently, Violet Kupersmith. Meng Jin (pictured) was born in Shanghai and raised in China and the United States. She has an MFA from Hunter College, where she was a Hertog Fellow. A Kundiman fellow, she has received support from Vermont Studio Centre, the M Literary Residency, and Hedgebrook. Her fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, The Masters Review, The Baltimore Review, Zymbol, and Bound Off. She is currently at work on her first novel.