Darien Hsu Gee
Darien Hsu Gee is the author of five novels published by Penguin Random House that have been translated into 11 languages. She won the 2019 Poetry Society of America's Chapbook Fellowship award for Other Small Histories and the 2015 Hawaiʻi Book Publishers' Ka Palapala Poʻokela Award of Excellence for Writing the Hawaiʻi Memoir. She is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant and a Vermont Studio Center fellowship. Gee holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.F.A. from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. Her most recent book, Allegiance, is a collection of micro essays about family, motherhood, and growing up Chinese American. She lives with her family on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.