Next Letter in the Mail: K-Ming Chang


Our next Letter in the Mail is from acclaimed writer K-Ming Chang! K-Ming sends a wide-ranging letter about the romance and nostalgia of letter writing, her grandmother’s secret suitcase, finding invented “fossils,” dreams, bridges, and more.

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K-Ming Chang / 張欣明 is a Kundiman fellow, a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, and a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree. She is the author of the New York Times Editors’ Choice novel Bestiary (One World/Random House, 2020), which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award. Her short story collection, Resident Aliens, is forthcoming from One World. More of her work can be found at


Photograph of K-Ming Chang by Trina Quach.