About Yi Izzy Yu

Yi Izzy Yu
Author, Translator, Editor
In 2011, Yi Izzy Yu left Northern China for the US, with nothing but $500 in her pocket and a love of Chinese horror and paranormal stories that she’d inherited from her grandmother. Since then, she has acquired a PhD in Applied Linguistics, taught Chinese and English in high schools and universities, DJ’ed a radio show on K-pop, and married John Yu Branscum. Her work has appeared in such magazines as Strange Horizons-Samovar, New England Review, Passages North, Wigleaf, and Cincinnati Review, been nominated for awards ranging from the Year’s Best Microfiction to Sundress Publications' Best of the Net, and has placed as a finalist for the international [Gabriel García Márquez] “Gabo” Award for Translation and Multilingual Literature. Currently, she lives outside of Pittsburgh, where she teaches and translates Chinese and investigates shadows. She loves so many things.

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