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Guide to the William F. Wu Comics Collection MSS.244


Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Caitlin Klein, 2011

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 18, 2022
Description is in English

 Updated to include materials integrated from accession number 2018.062 by Kate Fisher  , May 2018

Biographical Note

William F. Wu is a Chinese-American science-fiction writer who has published thirteen novels and more than fifty short stories. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Wu attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate, and later returned to earn his Ph.D in American Culture. During this time he became active in East Wind, an Asian American student group. His doctoral dissertation titled The Yellow Peril (1981) documents evolving depictions of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in American fiction.

Wu has been nominated for the Nebula Award, World Fantasy Award and the Hugo Award, twice individually and once as a member of the Wild Cards. Hong on the Range, set in a futuristic version of the wild west, was chosen for the Wilson Library Bulletin's list of science fiction "Books Too Good To Miss" and was a selection for the American Library Association list of Best Books for Young People, the New York Public Library's Recommended Books for the Teen Age, and was also a Young Adult Editor's Choice by Booklist Magazine.

(Source: http://dlibdev.nyu.edu/tamimentapa/?q=node/106)