Aimee Liu

California, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012



Aimee Liu is author of the novels Flash House, Cloud Mountain, and Face.  Her nonfiction works include Gaining and an early memoir, Solitaire. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, literary journals, and magazines, and she has co-authored more than seven nonfiction books on business, medical, psychological, and political topics. Liu earned her MFA from Bennington College and now teaches in Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.  She is a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books and a past president of the national writers’ organization PEN USA.


Twitter Username: @aimee_liu


  • Face , Warner Books (1994)
  • Cloud Mountain , Warner Books (1997)
  • Flash House , Warner Books (2003)
  • Gaining , Warner Books (2007)
  • Solitaire , Harper & Row (1979)


  • Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers(1994)
  • David TK Wong shortlist(2012)
  • Algonquin Award(2009)
  • S. Cal. Booksellers Fiction Finalist(2003)
  • Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention(2004)


  • Creative Writing Faculty at Goddard College (July 2006 - )


  • Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Yale University (May 1975)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Bennington College (June 2006)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction