Mei Chin

Mei Chin (born 1977) is a fiction and food writer living in Dublin.[1]

Her short stories have appeared in Fiction and Bomb Magazine and are characterized by a combination of the fantastic and the mundane.[2]

She won the James Beard Foundation's M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award in 2005 for "Eat Drink Mother Daughter,"[3][4] (a long article published in Saveur) and won an IACP Food Journalism Award in 2010 for her Saveur article "The Art of Kimchi."[5][6] Her essays have been anthologized in Best Food Writing 2004, 2006, and 2012.[7]

In the late 1990s she was an editor at Vogue Magazine, and she has written reviews and essays for Gourmet, Vogue, Mirabella, the New York Times Book Review, and other publications.[8][9] She is also the author of a number of books of literary criticism for Chelsea House Publishers, and she has taught food writing at Yale.[10]

She is a native of Connecticut and a graduate of Hopkins School and Wesleyan University. Her mother, Professor Annping Chin teaches at Yale, and her stepfather, Professor Jonathan Spence, taught there until he retired in 2008.


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