Melissa Fu grew up in Northern New Mexico and lives in Cambridge UK. With backgrounds in physics and English, she worked in education before focusing on writing. In 2018/2019, Melissa was the David TK Wong Fellow at the University of East Anglia and was the recipient of an Arts Council England 'Developing Your Creative Practic'e grant.
Her first novel, Peach Blossom Spring, was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick in the UK and a 2022 'Indies Introduce' title for the American Booksellers Association. It was nominated for 'Book of the Year' by the Book of the Month Club and was a 'GoodReads Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Fiction.' It is available now in English, Dutch, German, Italian, Hungarian, Romanian, and Persian. A Polish edition is forthcoming.