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Michael X. Wang

Michael X. Wang is an assistant professor in the University of Mississippi Department of English. He was born in Fenyang, a small coal-mining city in China’s mountainous Shanxi Province. Wang immigrated to the United States when he was six and has lived in ten states. He holds a PhD in literature from Florida State University and an MFA in fiction from Purdue. His story collection, Further News of Defeat, won the 2021 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the 2022 Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award. It was also a finalist for the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Award. His debut novel, Lost in the Long March, was published in November 2023.