Mandy-Suzanne Wong is an independent scholar and freelance writer. Her novel Drafts of a Suicide Note was shortlisted for the Santa Fe Writers’ Project Literary Award, named a semi-finalist for the Conium Review Book Prize, and awarded an honorable mention in the Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest. She is seeking a publisher for this work.
Her short fiction appears or is forthcoming in The Island Review, The Spectacle, The Hypocrite Reader, Conclave, Dark Matter, Five on the Fifth, and elsewhere. Her story “Persimmon Wonderseeker and the Mystery of the Deadly Lambshade” was shortlisted for the Aeon award.
Mandy-Suzanne also writes creative nonfiction and scholarship. Her essays have been published in Volume!, Evental Aesthetics, The Hypocrite Reader, and anthologies produced by Open Court, Routledge, Oxford University Press, and Duke University Press. Her first general-audience nonfiction book Listen We All Bleed (working title), is under contract with the University of Georgia Press.
Mandy-Suzanne holds a BA from Wellesley College, an MM from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
She is shamed and horrified by the homophobic, xenophobic, and racist conservatism that runs rampant in her native country, the coral-caressed mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda.