Jamie Ford is the great-grandson of Nevada mining pioneer, Min Chung, who emigrated from Hoiping, China to San Francisco in 1865, where he adopted the western name “Ford,” thus confusing countless generations.
His debut novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," spent two and a half years years on the New York Times bestseller list and went on to win the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.
Ford's latest novel, "The Many Daughters of Afong Moy," was released in August 2022.
His work has been translated into 35 languages. (He’s still holding out for Klingon, because that’s when you know you’ve made it).
Awards: 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Communities: Asian American, Mixed Race