Kim Fu

India Downes-Le Guin

Kim Fu is a Canadian-born writer living in Seattle, Washington. She is the author of two novels and a collection of poetry. Her first story collection, Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century, will be published by Tin House Books (US) and Coach House Books (Canada) in February 2022.

Her most recent novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the OLA Evergreen Award, and was called “propulsive” and “skillful” by the New York Times. Her previous novel For Today I Am a Boy won the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award. It was also a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and long-listed for CBC’s Canada Reads. Fu’s debut poetry collection How Festive the Ambulance received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and includes a 2017 National Magazine Awards Silver Medal winner and a Best Canadian Poetry 2016 selection.

Fu’s writing has appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, the New York Times, Hazlitt, enRoute, and the TLS. She has received residency fellowships from the Ucross Foundation, Berton House, Wildacres, and the Wallace Stegner House.