Discipline: Literature – fiction

Mimi Lok

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: San Francisco, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Fiction writer Mimi Lok is the author of the story collection Last of Her Name (Kaya Press, 2019). She is the founding director and executive editor of Voice of Witness, an award-winning human rights and oral history nonprofit that amplifies marginalized voices through a book series and a national education program.

Born and raised in the UK, Mimi lived and worked in China as a visual artist, writer, and educator before moving to the United States, where she is currently based.

She is the winner of the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut short story collection, a California Book Award silver medal, and a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award. She was a finalist for the 2020 National Magazine Award and CLMP Firecracker Award. Mimi’s work can be found in McSweeney’s, Electric Literature, Lucky Peach, Hyphen, the South China Morning Post, and elsewhere.

Mimi is currently working on a novel.


New Jersey

Mimi Lok worked in the New Jersey studio.

The yellow clapboard New Jersey Studio, located on a grassy, sloping site, was funded by the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs and built as an exact replica of Monday Music Studio (1913). The studio’s porch rests on fieldstone piers that increase in height as the ground slopes to the west. Like Monday Music Studio, New Jersey…

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