Born 1985 in Taipei.
Anelise Chen now lives and writes in New York City. In 2007, she earned her B.A. in English from the University of California Berkeley and in 2012 her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from New York University. She is currently teaching Creative Writing at Columbia University, New York City.
Her first novel SO MANY OLYMPIC EXERTIONS is an experimental novel that combines elements of memoir and sports writing, out from Kaya Press in June 2017. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Village Voice, VICE, BOMB Magazine, NPR, and Bookforum. Her most recent project is a column on mollusks for the Paris Review. She has received fellowships and honors from the Wurlitzer Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, New York University, UC Berkeley, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop.
During her time as an Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellow, she will be working on a book of essays on natural history.