Jamie Ford

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Jamie Ford is the great grandson of Nevada mining pioneer Min Chung, who emigrated from Kaiping, China, to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations. His debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was a New York Times bestseller and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. This multi-cultural tale was adapted by Book-It Repertory Theatre, and has been optioned for a stage musical in NYC, and for film, with George Takei serving as Executive Producer. He is also the author of the novels Songs of Willow Frost, and Love and Other Consolation Prizes. His latest novel, The Many Daughters of Afong Moy, was named #1 IndieNext list pick for August 2022. His work has been translated into 34 languages and has been published in multiple anthologies, from Asian-themed steampunk set in Seattle in the Apocalypse Triptych, to stories exploring the universe of masked marvels and caped crusaders from an Asian American perspective in Secret Identities: The first Asian American Superhero Anthology, and Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology. He’s also written in other genres: speculative, dystopian, crime noir, and middle-grade horror. He attended the Community of Writers in 2006. He currently lives in Montana  www.jamieford.com