Deanna Fei

New York, United States

Member Since: 08/25/2017

Deanna Fei is the author of the novel A Thread of Sky (Penguin Press, 2010), a New York Times Editors’ Choice, also named a 2010 Best Book by the Chinese American Librarians’ Association. She was born in Flushing, New York, and has lived in Beijing and Shanghai, China. A graduate of Amherst College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she has received a Fulbright Grant and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Millions, and the Huffington Post, where she is a regular contributorShe currently lives in Brooklyn and is at work on a new novel. Visit her at


Twitter Username: @deannafei


  • A Thread of Sky: A Novel , Penguin Press (April 1, 2010)


  • Fulbright Grant in fiction(2003)
  • New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship(2006)
  • CALA 2010 Best Book(2011)


  • Bachelor of Arts in English & Sociology from Amherst College (May 1999)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Iowa Writers' Workshop (May 2003)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction