Other Writing

Essays and Nonfiction

The Rumpus: Dream Futures

LitHub: How Writing a Novel is Like Wandering a Flea Market

The Washington Post: An audacious memoir from Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of ‘The Sympathizer’

Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York: Fondly, Marie

The New York Times: Why It Matters That ‘Emily Doe’ in the Brock Turner Case Is Asian-American

The New York Times: Seeking the Comfort of an Old Flame: Solitude

The New York Times: Harvard and the Myth of the Interchangeable Asian

The New York Times: What ‘White’ Food Meant to a First-Generation Kid

Literary Hub: Not Finishing My Novel Would Have Ruined My Life

The New York Times: An American Woman Quits Smiling

The Believer: Crestwood Lake, Allendale, NJ

Buzzfeed: Who In America Is Allowed To Be Ordinary?

Largehearted Boy: Book Notes for The Leavers

O. Magazine: Scene, Not Heard

The Offing: 20 Lessons on How to be American

Short Fiction

McSweeney’s Issue 68: “Celestial City”

Small Odysseys: Selected Shorts: “Nightlife”

Amazon Original Stories: “The Contractors”

Copper Nickel: “Pat + Sam” (published in Best American Short Stories 2016)

One Teen Story: “Proper Girls”