Mon, Nov 13, 2023

Episode 7: Ge Gao


We're excited to release the seventh episode of More Friends.  On today's episode, Tryn Collins talks with NYC-based non-fiction writer Ge Gao (43) on failure, articulating, philosophy, writing in English, and "why we write."

Our Guest


Ge Gao (43) is a Chinese writer based in New York City. She received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University. Her essays have appeared in The Threepenny Review, Longreads, Hypocrite Reader, Words Without Borders, Twin Cities Daily Planet, and elsewhere. She received residencies and fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sundress Academy for the Arts, Catwalk Artist Residency, Cuttyhunk Island Residency, and Lighthouse Works. Her essays have been named Notable in The Best American Essays 2020 and awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in 2021.  In 2020, she was awarded the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature. She teaches creative writing at Hunter College.