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Terrence Cheng was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1972, and immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1973. He received his BA in English from Binghamton University (State University of New York), and his MFA in Fiction from the University of Miami, FL, where he was a James Michener Fellow. In 2005 he received a Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Cheng teaches at Lehman College, part of the City University of New York, where he is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing. Currently completing his second novel, Deep in the Mountains (forthcoming, Watson-Guptill, 2007), and working on his third, he lives with his wife in New York City.

Awards and Special Recognition...

Barnes & Noble “Discover Great New Writers” Honorable Mention


Photography by P. F. Bentley


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