My American dream

I’m admitted to the Creative Writing MFA of Boston University!

Yes, I secretly applied, and no, I didn’t tell many people, because I didn’t think I stood much of a chance. I still can hardly believe it, but I’ll start in the Fall of 2017 and will be in Boston for two semesters and a summer. I also got the unbelievable news that I’ve been awarded a Fulbright scholarship in addition to my BU teaching fellowship, which means that I can dedicate myself to writing for a full year.

I’m extremely honored and excited to be studying in the presence of Leslie Epstein and Ha Jin and nine other motivated aspiring fiction authors!

Boston, here I come!