Anelise Chen is the author of So Many Olympic Exertions (Kaya Press 2017), an experimental novel that blends elements of sportswriting, memoir, and self-help. She hails from Temple City, California, and received a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MFA in fiction from NYU. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, NPR, BOMB Magazine, the New Republic, VICE, Village Voice, and many other publications. She has received fellowships from the Asian American Writers’ Workshop and the Wurlitzer Foundation, and she will be a 2019 Literature Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. She currently teaches writing at Columbia University and writes a column on mollusks for the Paris Review.
Autofiction and the Asian Diaspora: A Q-and-A with Anelise Chen
Anelise Chen’s “So Many Olympic Exertions” is autofiction as exhortation....