Esmé Weijun Wang

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Esmé Weijun Wang is an essayist and the author of The Border of Paradise: A Novel (Unnamed Press, 2016). Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she received her MFA from the University of Michigan, and has been awarded the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, Hopwood Award for Novel-in-Progress, and the Elizabeth George Foundation Grant. She is currently working on a book about schizophrenia. Find her work at 


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On Dresses and Dreams of Remission

“My dream of remission includes what I’ll wear when I’m able to be out and about again.”

Jul 21, 2016
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Memento Mori

“Being sick is one of the greatest foxholes I know.”

Jun 21, 2016
Cover Photo: Wesley Chau
Fashioning Normal

“If schizophrenia is the domain of the slovenly, I stand outside its borders.”

Oct 14, 2015