A former corporate cog and long-time New Yorker, ANGELA TUNG is a writer in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, CNN Living, The Frisky, The Nervous Breakdown, The Week, and elsewhere. Her Young Adult novel, Song of the Stranger, was published by Roxbury Park Books.
Her latest book, Black Fish: Memoir of a Bad Luck Girl, chronicles the failed marriage between a Chinese woman and Korean man, both American-born but bound by old world traditions. Black Fish has been called “a work of dark enchantment, in which history, magic, and fate loom as large as character and desire,” and “a beautiful, cultural tapestry that keeps the reader riveted.” It was shortlisted for the 2010 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize.
In addition, she’s the Editorial Coordinator for Reverb, where she also blogs about words and language. She has an MS in Library Science from the Pratt Institute, an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she was the fiction fellow, and a BA in English from Barnard College.
She also enjoys kicking and punching things.