Alexander Chee is the author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, and the essay collection How to Write an Autobiographical Novel. He is a contributing editor at The New Republic and an editor at large at Virginia Quarterly Review. His essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, T Magazine, Tin House, Slate, Guernica, and Out, among others.
Chee received a 2003 Whiting Award, a 2004 NEA Fellowship in prose, a 2010 MCCA Fellowship, and residency fellowships from MacDowell, the VCCA, Civitella Ranieri, and Amtrak. He is currently an associate professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College.
Portrait by Robert Gill