Fan Wu

Fan Wu grew up on a state-run farm in southern China, where her parents were exiled during the Cultural Revolution. Her debut novel, February Flowers, has been translated into eight languages, and her short fiction, besides being anthologized and nominated for the Pushcart Prize, has appeared in Granta, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Wu holds an M.A. from Stanford University and currently lives in Santa Clara, California. Please visit her website at

Books by this Author

Beautiful as Yesterday
February Flowers

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A journey of a thousand miles starts from the first step.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not traveling the world before I had my daughter

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Reading a good book in front of a burning fireplace on a snowy evening

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honest, generous, passionate

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Looking at people on the streets, at cafes...