Discipline: Literature – fiction

YZ Chin

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Pelham, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2023

YZ Chin is the author of Edge Case, a New York Times Editors' Choice and an NPR pick for best books of 2021. She is also the author of Though I Get Home, winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, and she has translated Li Zi Shu's The Age of Goodbyes into English.

While at MacDowell completed a draft of a literary mystery set in the mangrove swamps of Taiping, Malaysia, in the wake of COVID. The work is tentatively titled The Return.


Monday Music

YZ Chin worked in the Monday Music studio.

Given to the residency by the Monday Music Club of Orange, NJ, Monday Music Studio is sited next to an enormous boulder deposited by glaciers thousands of years ago. A small dormer once pierced the east slope of the roof, but after damage suffered in the 1938 hurricane, the roof was rebuilt without the dormer. The interior…

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