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Diana M. Chien

Diana M. Chien’s writing has appeared in publications including Tin HouseBoulevard, the American ReaderVOLT, and Web Conjunctions, and has received awards from the Atlantic Monthly and others. She holds a certificate in creative writing from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from MIT, where she directs a science communication program.


“Her sister was only visiting for as long as it took the mother to die.” A family reunion takes a surreal turn in this short story.

Diana M. Chien