Fan Wu

Fan Wu grew up on a state-run farm in southern China, where her parents were exiled during the Cultural Revolution. Her debut novel, February Flowers, has been translated into eight languages, and her short fiction, besides being anthologized and nominated for the Pushcart Prize, has appeared in Granta, The Missouri Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. Wu holds an M.A. from Stanford University and currently lives in Santa Clara, California. Please visit her website at

Books by this Author

Beautiful as Yesterday
February Flowers

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A journey of a thousand miles starts from the first step.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An eagle

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Being still alive

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. A small, remote village somewhere in China

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honest, generous, passionate