Michael Meyer

Meyer, Michael

Michael Meyer arrived in China in 1995 with the Peace Corps. His first book, The Last Days of Old Beijing: Life in the Vanishing Backstreets of a City Transformed, won a Whiting Writers’ Award for nonfiction and earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship. His second book, In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China, is set on a family’s rice farm as it becomes an agribusiness. Meyer is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches nonfiction writing, and spends the offseason in Singapore.

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