I am a Chicago-based writer currently working on The Sin-Eaters, a novel based on Japanese mythology and folklore. In 2016 I received a Creative Artists Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, which allowed me to research and write in Japan for four months. Excerpts from The Sin-Eaters received an inaugural Walter Dean Myers Grant from We Need Diverse Books in 2015 and won a Sterling Watson MFA Fellowship from Writers in Paradise in 2017.
With my sister, artist Cori Lin, I am producing YONSEI: The Legacy of Japanese-American Incarceration. We frequently collaborate on projects related to our Japanese-Taiwanese-American identity.
I received my MFA in creative nonfiction from the Pennsylvania State University, and my work has appeared in Passages North, [PANK], The Baltimore Review, and other publications.