Anna Qu

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Anna Qu

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Anna Qu is a Chinese American writer. Her critically acclaimed debut memoir, Made In China: A Memoir of Love and Labor, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice pick. Her work has appeared in Threepenny ReviewLumina, Kartika, Kweli, and Vol.1 Brooklyn, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches at New England College and Monmouth University. She’s just moved to the Denver area with her partner and their cat, Momo. Her work can be found at

What Anna looks for in a Book Project mentee:  I'm looking for thoughtful mentees ready to excavate and craft their best nonfiction work. My interests include all forms from hybrid essays, autofiction, and speculative nonfiction, to narrative memoirs, braided essays, and flash nonfiction. I've published essays and a memoir, and am currently working on a speculative historical novel and a memoir in linked essays. I'm open to all themes but ask students to push themselves to the threshold of risk and originality, and what that could mean for their work. I'm drawn to diverse, plot- or theme-driven narratives that focus on complex relationships and characters with universal stakes and nuanced implications. My cohort/s will explore storytelling, recently published literature, the workshop model, and the publishing industry, while creating a strong writing practice and community. 

Classes with Anna Qu


Two-Day Intensive: Beyond the "Me" In Memoir

June 15, 2023

Anna Qu's Published Work

  • Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor

    Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor

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