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Celeste Ng: Biography

Celeste NgCeleste Ng  (Born July 30, 1980)

Following her graduation from high school, Ng attended Harvard University, where she earned her bachelor's degree.She then went to the University of Michigan to earn her master of fine arts degree. While there, she excelled, earning the Hopwood Award. After graduating, she started work on her first novel, a process that took her six years. While working on the book, she took jobs that did not pay particularly well, but that allowed her the time to write, such as freelance proofreading, freelance editing, and creating slides for doctor's presentations. She was also writing other pieces and, in 2012, she had a breakthrough when her short story "Girls, at Play" won a Pushcart Prize. When her novel, Everything I Never Told You, appeared in 2014, it was an immediate critical and commercial success. It was a New York Times Best Seller, named Amazon's Number 1 Best Book of 2014, and won numerous awards. Continue . . .

Source: Schenker, Andrew. “Celeste Ng.” Literary Biographies, June 2018, p. 1. From Literary Reference Center Plus database.

Book Collection

Everything I Never Told You: a novel
Little Fires Everywhere


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