Annie Choi

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Annie Choi is the author of Happy Birthday or Whatever. Her work has appeared in White Zinfandel, Urban Omnibus, and Pidgin Magazine, among others. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA in writing from Columbia University. She loves animals that eat other animals and hates musicals. Choi was born and raised in Los Angeles but now lives in New York. Visit her website at

Photograph by Perri Pivovar

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Shut Up, You're Welcome


Annie Choi: What Are You Reading?

SHUT UP, YOU'RE WELCOME author Annie Choi shows us there's no shame in reading US Weekly and A Confederacy of Dunces simultaneously