Susan Blumberg-Kason is the author of Bernardine’s Shanghai Salon: The Story of the Doyenne of Old China (Post Hill Press, forthcoming November 2023) and Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair with China Gone Wrong (Sourcebooks, 2014). She is also the co-editor of Hong Kong Noir (Akashic Books, 2018). Susan is a regular contributor to the Asian Review of Books and Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, World Literature Today, PopMatters, and the South China Morning Post. She received an MPhil in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she researched provincial assemblies in the late Qing dynasty. Born, raised, and now based in the Chicago suburbs, Susan is represented by Alicia Brooks at JVNLA.