Angela Tung


A former corporate cog and long-time New Yorker, Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco. Her work has appeared in CNN Living, The Frisky, Matador Life, The New York Press, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown, an online magazine featuring the work of published and emerging authors from around the world. Her Young Adult novel, SONG OF THE STRANGER, was published by Roxbury Park Books.

Her latest book, BLACK FISH: MEMOIR OF A BAD LUCK GIRL, chronicles the failed marriage between a Chinese woman and Korean man, both American-born but bound by old world traditions. Black Fish has been called “a work of dark enchantment, in which history, magic, and fate loom as large as character and desire,” and “a beautiful, cultural tapestry that keeps the reader riveted.” Black Fish was shortlisted for 2010 Graywolf Press' 2010 Nonfiction Prize.

In addition, Angela is a writer and content curator at Wordnik, an online word source and meaning discovery engine. She has an MS in Library Science from the Pratt Institute, an MA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where she was the fiction fellow, and a BA in English from Barnard College.