Mai Wang

Mai Wang is a writer currently pursuing her PhD in English at Stanford. She holds an MFA in Fiction from Boston University and a BA in English from Yale University. Her fiction and nonfiction has been featured in publications such as The Billfold, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Upstreet Magazine.

June Fiction: "The Last Place on Earth" by Mai Wang

For June, we present to you an original short story by Mai Wang, about a young Chinese woman living in post-Cultural Revolution Beijing. She spends most of her marriage living apart from her husband, first in separate apartments, then in separate continents. She relishes her independence and her known world, but all of that threatens to change when her husband asks her to join him in America.

— Karissa Chen, Senior Literature Editor