Gay Korean-American writer Alexander Chee hopes his work will help people like him feel less lonely. He spoke with Matthew Wade ahead of his upcoming trip to Sydney. Has your queer identity played an ...
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 ...
How Can We Expand The Way We Write About Our Identities? It’s important to consider what kinds of stories we keep asking writers of color to tell, and that those stories go beyond performing suffering ...
Years ago, Alexander Chee was attending a Wall Street book-club discussion of “Edinburgh,” his début novel, when “an otherwise nice white guy” asked him whether he had been a victim of sexual abuse. ...
Alexander Chee is best known as a novelist, and after the operatic plot of his “Queen of the Night,” readers may be surprised at the quiet intimacy of his first essay collection, “How to Write an ...
HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL Essays By Alexander Chee 280 pp. Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Paper, $15.99. “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel” is a disarming title for an essay ...
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. ...
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 ...
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How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, a new essay collection by Alexander Chee, is a book that will leave you breathless, as much for its vulnerability as for its exquisite sentences. Its essays ...
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Alexander Chee’s second novel, The Queen of the Night — a seductive fin de siècle-set picaresque about an American girl who claws her way out of poverty to become a celebrated soprano at the Paris ...
Alexander Chee knows what it feels like to be a Mexican wrestler. The novelist and essayist remembers all too well the day a few years ago he decided to don the blue-and-silver mask of the Blue Demon ...
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 ...
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