Mary Jean Chan is the author of Flèche (Faber & Faber, 2019), which won the Costa Book Award for Poetry. Chan co-edited the anthology 100 Queer Poems (Vintage, 2022) with Andrew McMillan, and is a judge for the 2023 Booker Prize. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chan will be the 2023-24 Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Bright Fear is Chan’s second collection.
Mary Jean Chan was interviewed on writing craft in Wasafiri Magazine with Preti Taneja. For the National Centre of Writing, Chan discussed how their work explores language and writing from a multilingual perspective.
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