The associate professor’s first essay collection is a finalist for a PEN America award. Throughout the book, Chee makes the case that writers, and writing, do in fact matter, especially in a time of g...
Alexander Chee: Yes, I think writing is a lot more like solving a murder than eating a kale salad. There’s something about contemporary creative writing education that can become hygienic or health or...
Slate · 8mon
Posed in a rousing essay, approximately 200 pages into Alexander Chee’s new collection, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, this question fuels the book’s galvanic drive, naming its thematic core. ...
In this episode of the Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast, reporter Jane Coaston and writer Alexander Chee talk to hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about the upcoming midterm elections. To hear ...
NewsOK · 3mon
In an interview with Cakeboy on his new essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, writer Alexander Chee (author of the novels Edinburgh and Queen of the Night) discusses the process of ...
Jezebel · 8mon
There’s a thing at talks around Seattle. Often enough, you can feel it when the crowd gets restless if the event goes to a certain length. You can see the people looking for a chance to exit. One bolt...
KUOW · 7mon
Another Story Bookshop and the Women and Gender Studies Institute, U of T, present the dual book launch for Darnell Moore No Ashes In The Fire & Alexander Chee How To Write An Autobiographical Novel, ...
Now · 4mon
Mapping the Opportunity rover's 28-mile journey across Mars, which began in 2004 and ended this week, after months of no contact. Ressa and Duterte have been crossing paths for over 30 years. She firs...
Alexander Chee’s feverishly awaited, extravagantly entertaining second novel—his first since 2002’s acclaimed ‘Edinburgh’—begins with a proposal. Lilliet Berne, the dazzling, 19th-century opera star w...
Towleroad · 3y
If Lilliet Berne were a man, she might have been what 19th-century novels would call a swashbuckler: the kind of destiny-courting, death-defying character who finds intrigue and peril (and somehow, al...
Alexander Chee’s debut novel, Edinburgh, was called, “spectacular, gripping, and gut-wrenching,” by critics and widely lauded for his careful handling of the tough subject of sexual abuse. As The New ...
The associate professor of English was a judge for the 2017 National Book Awards. This past year—in addition to teaching Dartmouth undergraduates, editing his forthcoming essay collection, How to Writ...