Aimee Liu

Novelist, Essayist, Teacher

Aimee Liu

Aimee Liu is the bestselling author of the novel Glorious Boy, as well as Flash House; Cloud Mountain; and Face. Her nonfiction includes Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders and Solitaire. Aimee's books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Her short fiction has been nominated for and received special mention in the Pushcart Prize competition. Her essays have appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, Poets & Writers, and many other periodicals and anthologies. She teaches in Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing Program at Port Townsend, WA.

Aimee grew up in Connecticut but spent two of her earliest years in India. Her father was born in Shanghai, the son of a Chinese scholar-revolutionary and his American wife. You just might find a few of these threads in her novels!

She received her BA from Yale University, studying painting. After setting visual art aside for decades, she's recently come roaring back into this medium, courtesy of Instagram! You can find her current "PhoPaintings" @aimeeeliu

Aimee returned to grad school to earn her MFA from Bennington Writing Seminars. She worked as a flight attendant, edited business and trade publications, and was an associate producer for NBC's TODAY show before turning to writing full-time. She is married and lives in Los Angeles.

For more, please see her post @Medium: About Me--Aimee Liu

One of Aimee's Instagram "PhoPaintings."