Cover Photo: Esmé Weijun Wang
Esmé Weijun Wang

Memento Mori

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

Remember that you have to die

There are no atheists in foxholes


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