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Fae Myenne Ng (pronounced Ing)

Bone


Background

  • Born, 1957 (?) in the United States.
  • Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.
  • Father, a laborer; mother, a seamstress.
  • Married to a writer; lives in Brooklyn.

Career

  • Bone is her first novel.
  • Awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant.

Major Writings

Bone (1993)
Has contributed to Americana Voice, Crescent Review, Cikty Lights Review, Calyx, and Harper's.

Critical Sources and Reviews

  • Biographical and critical information in Contemporary Authors, Vol. 146, and Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 81. The latter includes an interview with the author.
  • Some reviews of Bone:
    • New York Times Book Review, January 29, 1993 ("Building on the Pain of a Past in China" by Michiko Kakutani) and February 7, 1993 ("Dying to be an American" by Louis B. Jones), available online [book archive search: "Bone"]
  • Some background readings on Asian-American writers:
    Elaine Kim, Asian-American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and their Social Context.
    Shirley Lim and Amy Ling. eds. Reading the Literatures of Asian America.
    Amy Ling, Between Worlds: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry.
    Edward Said, Orientalism.
    Ronald Takaki, Strangers from a Different Shore.


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