Bestselling author Alexander Chee will be the featured speaker for the 10th anniversary of Writers Weekend, slated for January 27 & 28, 2022 at Augusta University. Chee’s virtual reading and craft talk will be free and open to the public. Details are forthcoming.
Alexander Chee is most recently the author of the widely celebrated essay collection, How To Write An Autobiographical Novel (Mariner Books, 2018), named a Best Book of 2018 by TIME, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones, and Out Magazine, among others. Two of the essays were included in Best American Essays 2016 and Best American Essays 2019. His novel The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) was a national bestseller, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and was praised as “a brilliant performance” in the Washington Post. Chee’s debut novel Edinburgh (Welcome Rain, 2001) was named a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, and won the Iowa Writers’ Workshop’s Michener Copernicus Prize in Fiction, the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Editor’s Choice Prize, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Literary Award. His reviews, essays and stories have appeared recently in T Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Sunday Book Review, The New Republic, and The Sewanee Review.
A 2021 United States Artists Fellow and a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction this year, his other awards and fellowships include a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose, a 2010 MCCA Fellowship in prose, and residency fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri and Amtrak. He is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College, a contributing editor at The New Republic, and an editor at large at the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Chee is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.