Ling Ma is the author of Severance, published by FSG this past August, which has been described as “part workplace novel, part young-woman-comes-of-age-in-New York City, part post-apocalyptic nightmare,” (Vulture) and alternately, as “a biting indictment of late-stage capitalism” (Kirkus). Her work focuses on genre fiction, work narratives, and first-person testimonies in the age of globalism. Ma's fiction has been published in Granta, Vice, Playboy, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, and other publications. She is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Arts in Creative Writing in the Department of English Language and Literature.
English Language and Literature