University of Chicago’s Ling Ma Wins Three Awards for Her Short Story Collection

Ling Ma, an assistant professor of practice in the arts at the University of Chicago, has won three awards for her latest Collection of short stories Bliss Montage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022). She has been awarded the National Book Critics Circle fiction prize, the Story Prize, and the Windham Campbell Prize.

The Story Prize committee noted that “Bliss Montage, Ma’s second book, blends speculative and realistic elements in stories that at times verge on the absurd and the surreal. Despite this blend and the often comical situations Ma’s characters find themselves in, these precise and skillful stories also reveal hard truths in a plain style that powerfully amplifies the shocks revealed.”

Ma, who has taught at the University of Chicago since 2017, is a graduate of the University of Chicago and holds a master of fine arts degree from Cornell University.

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