Meng Jin is the debut author of Little Gods, a novel set in China about migrations through time, place, and class and the ways in which we are known and unknown to others and ourselves. From the beginning scene of a pregnant woman in the chaos of the Tiananmem Square riots, I was immediately drawn in by Meng’s beautifully lyrical writing style. Meng and I chatted about her personal connection to the source material, her fascination with mother-daughter relationships, altars and other-worldly influences, and the journey to find her perfect process for writing. Meng is a Kundiman Fellow and a graduate of Harvard University and Hunter College.

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