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Kim Fu
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Kim Fu is columns editor for This, a magazine of progressive politics now in its 45th year. Her poetry, essays, and long-form journalism have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada and the US. The nonfiction narrative “How We Keep Our Dogs at Bay” won second prize in the 2010 Prairie Fire contest and was republished in the collection Best Canadian Essays 2012 (Tightrope Books). Her essay “Other Words for Cancer” was nominated for a 2011 National Magazine Award, and her exposé on the pro-life movement in Canada, co-written with Andrea Bennett, was a 2013 cover story for Maisonneuve Magazine.

Fu was born in Western Canada in 1987 to immigrant parents from Hong Kong. She did her undergrad at McGill University in Montreal, a double-major in psychology and English literature, where she won the Lionel Shapiro Award for Creative Writing. She was a featured reader at the 2011 Utopia Festival for International Women’s Day, and once performed 125 readings at 125 venues in a single day—with three other poets—for the city of Vancouver’s 125th birthday.

Fu holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia. Though she dabbled at being a restaurant cook, a chemical engineer, a teacher, and a competitive boxer along the way, she now writes and edits full-time. Fu lives in Seattle. For Today I Am a Boy is her first novel.

Books by Kim Fu

For Today I Am A Boy

Winner, Edmund White Prize for Debut Fiction. PEN/Hemingway Finalist, shortlisted in the Lambda Literary Awards. Longlisted for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Finding one’s place in the world can be hard, but sometimes even more elusive, is finding where you fit in your family.

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