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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
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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 is your greatest achievement?

A. Being still alive

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

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Da Ci Bao from Laoshe's novel, Four Generations Under One Roof

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. You know...



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