About I am a freelance writer (features, book reviews), Mandarin Chinese translator, and researcher with The New York Times Magazine. My essays and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The New Yorker (online and Briefly Noted), The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The L.A. Review of Books, BOMB, VICE, and The Millions. My short stories have appeared in n+1, Subtropics, and The Literary Review. “Peonies” is cited in The Best American Short Stories 2017. I am working on a biography of Elliott Smith.