Next Letter in the Mail: Meng Jin


Our next Letter in the Mail is from author Meng Jin! Meng sends a letter ruminating on morality and fiction, morality in pandemic times, and finding hope in neighborhood fruit trees—and, she includes a small drawing!

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Meng Jin is the author of the novel Little Gods. A Kundiman fellow, her narrative prose can also be found in Vogue, Best American Short Stories 2020, Pushcart Prize XLV: Best of the Small Presses, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco.


Photograph of Meng Jin by Andria Lo.