Chinese-American Cecily Wong
was born in Hawaii and has lived in Oregon, where her parents run a Hawaiian restaurant. Her novel Diamond Head
grew from family stories, told to her by her parents and grandparents, shaped by the details of old Hawaii. She graduated from Barnard College, where the first pages of this novel won the Peter S. Prescott Prize for Prose (2010). She lives in New York City but nurtures a wanderlust that keeps her travelling and blogging about her trips.
Cecily Wong will give a Pop-Up Reading
at 2pm in the Chinese Art Gallery (Main Building, 1st Floor).
Cecily Wong is appearing at “Tumblr Presents Slaughterhouse 90210—THE BOOK!” as part of Lit Crawl Portland the evening of November 7, 8:30–9:15 p.m. at Dig a Pony.