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MY STORY

I was born in Fenyang, a small coal-mining city in China’s mountainous Shanxi Province. I immigrated to the United States when I was six and have lived in ten states. I hold a PhD in Literature from Florida State University and an MFA in Fiction from Purdue. My story collection, Further News of Defeat, won the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the 2022 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award. It was also a finalist for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Award. My debut novel, Lost in the Long March, is forthcoming from Abrams: The Overlook Press.

My fiction has appeared in The New England Review, Greensboro Review, Juked, and many others journals. Currently, I am working on two novel projects.

Third-Person Biography

Michael X. Wang was born in Fenyang, a coal-mining city in China's mountainous Shanxi Province. He immigrated to the United States when he was six, and holds a PhD in Literature from Florida State University and an MFA in Fiction from Purdue. His story collection, Further News of Defeat, won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writer Award. It was also a finalist for the CLMP Firecracker Award. His debut novel, Lost in the Long March, comes out November 1st from The Overlook Press. He is currently at work on two novel projects.