Ava Chin is the author of the forthcoming memoir Mott Street: A Chinese American Family’s Story of Exclusion and Homecoming (Penguin Press, April 2023) and the award-winning Eating Wildly (Simon & Schuster, 2014), which won the 2015 M.F.K. Fisher Book Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times (“Urban Forager”), The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, and Saveur, among others. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the NYPL’s Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Chin holds a PhD from the University of Southern California, a MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, an d a BA from Queens College. The Huffington Post named her one of "9 Contemporary Authors You Should Be Reading."