Alexander Chee is the author of the novel ‘Edinburgh’ and the essay collection, ‘How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.’
Edinburgh was awarded the Asian American Writers Workshop Literary Award, the Lambda Editor’s Choice Prize, and the Michener/Copernicus Fellowship Prize.
In 2003, Out Magazine named Chee one of their 100 Most Influential People of the year. He was also the recipient of the 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship, and a 2010 Massachusetts Cultural Council of the Arts Fellowship, as well as residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Civitella Ranieri, and Leidig House.
Photograph: M. Sharkey