Hi, I’m Jami. My speculative memoir-in-essays, The Night Parade, is forthcoming from Custom House / HarperCollins and Scribe UK (2023). The book is illustrated by my sister, artist Cori Lin, and is based on my Catapult column, The Monster in the Mirror, which uses Japanese and Taiwanese mythology to interrogate our contemporary fears.
My work has also appeared in the New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, Woman’s Day, the anthology What God Is Honored Here? (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and other publications. My essay “The Three Corpses” is currently shortlisted for a 2021 Chicago Review of Books Award. I am represented by Stephanie Delman of Trellis Literary.
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I am a yonsei writer and reader of Japanese, Taiwanese, and Okinawan descent living outside Chicago.
I’ve received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, We Need Diverse Books, and the Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow, among others. After five years working for a public library, I served as Senior Editor at Anti-Racism Daily, and am now writing full time.
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