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Melissa Fu

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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 Practice' 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.

In conversation with Melissa Fu

Melissa Fu in conversation about her debut novel Peach Blossom Spring.


Peach Blossom Spring is the story of modern China as told through the stories of three generations of a Chinese family. Beginning in 1938 with the Japanese invasion of China, the book follows the journey across China of a young mother, Meilin, and her four year old son, Renshu as they  become migrant struggling to flee war and cope with a changing world.

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