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books (new)

Monkey in Residence and Other SpeculationsSignal 8 Press, UK, (November, 2022)


The Art & Craft of Asian Stories: A Writer’s Guide & Anthology Bloomsbury, London/New York, co-authored Hemley/Xu (October, 2021)


This Fish Is Fowl: Essays of Being Univ. of Nebraska Press American Lives Series, ed. Tobias Wolff, USA (March 2019) 

Read an excerpt in Lit Hub on "Money, Guilt, and Returning to Hong Kong to Care for My Mother"



new & recent: 2021 to 2024


RhododendronJewish Noir II, ed. Kenneth Wishnia & Chantelle Aimée Osman, PM Press, February 2022 

DemocracyWest Trestle ReviewJanuary/February 2021 (re-publication)


"To Be American" Fourth Genre 25th Anniversary Retrospective, Michigan University Press, 2024 (forthcoming re-publication)

“A Brief History of Deficit, Disquiet & Disbelief by 飛蚊 FeiMan” Speculative Nonfiction, Issue 1, October, 2018; Bending Genre, 2nd edition, ed. Margot Singer and Nicole Walker, Bloomsbury Academic, TBC (re-publication, forthcoming) 

“City Notes with IPhone” Press II Pause Vol 9, January 2024. 

"When Your City Vanishes" Drunken Boat, Issue 25, 2024 (re-publication); Cincinnati Review, OH, Fall 2021.

“永久性香港 Forever This Hong Kong” First Person with Michael Judge, February 11, 2022 

"Fiction Remix” an excerpt from The Work Book, a memoir-in-progress, New England Review, Middlebury, VT, Vol 43.1, March 2022; named a ”notable” in 2023 Best American Essays.

“Where The World Unwrapped 拆開世界” Looking Back at Hong Kong: an Anthology of Writing and Art, Cart Noodles Press, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, September 2021

“Compromised Tongues: That ’Wrong’ Language for Creative Writing We Teach in Asia” Teaching Creative Writing in Asiaed. Darryl Whetter, Routledge, UK, August 2021 

“Godspeed” Advanced Creative Nonfiction: A Writer's Guide and Anthology, ed. Jessican Hendry Nelson & Sean Prentiss, Bloomsbury Academic, August 2021 (re-publication)


prior to 2021


"Monkey in Residence" The Darkling Halls of Ivy, ed. Lawrence Block, Subterranean Press, May 2020 

"TST" Crime Reads, December 5, 2018 

"Lightning" The Culture Trip, London, UK, 8 November 2018

"Interview" Usawa Literary Review, India, Inaugural Issue 1, Summer 2018.

"The Youngest Son"  The Script Road, Macau, 2018

"2016 The Political Year" (from Memories of You) Glimmer Train Fiction Open finalist, Portland, Oregon, July/August 2017
"The Transubstantiation of the Ants" - exhibited in "June 31, 1997" visual art installation by David Clarke, Videotage, Hong Kong, July, 2017



"But for the Grace" Don't Look Now: What We Wish We Hadn't Seen, ed. Kristen Iversen & David Lazar, Mad Creek, Ohio State University Press 21st Century Essays series, October 2020. 

"背景 The View from 2010" Massachusetts Review, Amherst, MA, 60th Anniversary Issue, Vol 60, issue 4, Winter, 2019. 

"A Brief History of Deficit, Disquiet & Disbelief by 飛蚊 FeiMan" Speculative Nonfiction, Issue 1, October, 2018
"The Chinese-ness of You" and "Dreamless Isles" from Keystrokes of Loong Hei Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place, ed. PEN Hong Kong (English Edition), Blacksmith Books, Hong Kong, 2017; 20/20 Chinese edition, 2017
"Three Commandments for Writing About Race," Brevity Nonfiction Blog, September 14, 2016

Links to selected publications