Chin-Sun Lee

Chin-Sun Lee is the author of the debut novel Upcountry (Unnamed Press 2023), listed in Publishers Weekly’s Big Indie Books of Fall 2023 and Debutiful’s Most Anticipated Debut Books of 2023. She’s also a contributor to the New York Times bestselling anthology Women in Clothes (Blue Rider Press/Penguin 2014) and Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology (Madville Publishing 2023). Her stories, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Lit Hub, The Chicago Review of Books, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, Joyland, and The Believer Logger, among other publications. After a long career in fashion design, she earned her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School in New York. She has worked as an educator and writing room moderator for Academic Coaching & Writing and continues to freelance as a developmental editor for The Reading List Editorial. Learn more about her at

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