Anna Chen

Chen, Anna

Anna Chen, born and raised in London, is a writer, poet, performer, and broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 and 4. She was the first Chinese British comic to take a one-woman show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Suzy Wrong, Human Cannon in 1994. She presented the groundbreaking 10-part Radio 4 series Chinese in Britain (2007), exploring the Chinese diaspora in the UK from the first documented Chinese person to visit in the 17th century to the later waves of students, artists, seamen, and business people. Her website Madam Miaow Says was shortlisted for the 2010 Orwell Prize for blogging, and longlisted in 2012.  A collection of her poetry, Reaching for my Gnu, was published in 2013.

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