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Esmé Weijun Wang in conversation onstage at Richardson Auditorium

In conversation onstage at Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University (Credit: B. Downing)


Esmé Weijun Wang has been featured and mentioned in a number of publications and podcasts/radio, including the New York Times, the New Yorker Online, the Washington Post, BBC Ideas, PBS Newshour, and Weekend Edition (NPR). She has also been heard on KCRW’s UnFictional, WNYC, and NPR’s Weekend Update. For media requests, please send an email to

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Esmé Weijun Wang is a novelist and essayist. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), and a debut novel, The Border of Paradise. She was named by Granta as one of the “Best of Young American Novelists” on its decennial list in 2017 and won the Whiting Award in 2018. Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, she is the founder of The Unexpected Shape™ Writing Academy for ambitious writers living with limitations. She can be found at and on Twitter @esmewang.

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Tour & Events


February 7 – 10: Esmé Weijun Wang at the Tin House Winter Workshop, facilitating the nonfiction workshop alongside T Kira Madden and Wendy C. Ortiz (Newport, OR)

August 10: Molly Wizenberg presents “The Fixed Stars,” with Esmé Weijun Wang with Green Apple Books

August 14: Akwaeke Emezi presents “The Death of Vivek Oji,” with Esmé Weijun Wang with The Elliott Bay Book Company

September 29: Marilynne Robinson presents “Jack,” with Esmé Weijun Wang with Community Bookstore (online event)

October 20: The Powerhouse Arena presents Virtual Paperback Launch: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison with Lynn Steger Strong, Andre Perry, Gregory Pardlo, and Esmé Weijun Wang (online event)

November 4: Breakout Nonfiction Writer Esmé Weijun Wang joins Black Mountain Institute for a reading of The Collected Schizophrenias, and a conversation on mental health and chronic illness in the time of COVID-19 (online event)


Jan 19: Debutiful & Write or Die Tribe Present a Reading of New, Unpublished, and Unpolished Work Benefiting the Okra Project (7:30 PM EST), with Esmé Weijun Wang, R.O. Kwon, and Karan Mahajan (admission: $5 donation)

September 23: Chanel Miller in Conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (6:30 PM PST)

November 4: Keynote in partnership with Princeton University Public Lectures at the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University (6 PM EST) (information)


Author: Stephanie Foo and Esmé Weijun Wang in Conversation (Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 6:00 – 7:00pm) Located at the Koret Auditorium in San Francisco

Meghan O’Rourke with Esmé Weijun Wang (Friday, March 18, 2022 at 6:00pm) virtually hosted by Elliot Bay Book Company

Esmé Weijun Wang (Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7:00pm) hosted at San José State University Student Union Theatre. Free admission

Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival: Writers Craft Session. Friday, March 25, 10 – 11:15am & Memories are Made of This. Sunday, March 27, 10 – 11:15am (Literary Discussion)

Portland Book Festival, Mean Baby: Selma Blair with Esmé Weijun Wang. Saturday, November 5 at 10:00 am PDT

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