Ava Chin

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Ava Chin is the author of EATING WILDLY, 1st Prize winner in the 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Book Awards. Kirkus Reviews called Eating Wildly “A delectable feast of the heart,” and Library Journal deemed it one of the “Best Books of 2014.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times (“Urban Forager”), the Los Angeles Times, Marie Claire, Saveur, and Eating Well, among others. She is the inaugural Jean Strouse Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers, and has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. An associate professor of creative nonfiction at CUNY, Ava is working on a nonfiction book about the impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act laws upon her family in New York’s Chinatown. The Huffington Post named her one of "9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading."