Kaitlin Solimine's Critical Reads

August 7th, 2017

Raised in New England, Kaitlin Solimine has considered China a second home for almost two decades. While majoring in East Asian Studies at Harvard University, she was a Harvard-Yenching scholar and wrote and edited Let’s Go: China (St. Martin’s Press). In 2006-2007, she was a U.S. Department of State Fulbright Creative Arts Fellowship in China where she began work on her forthcoming novel, Empire of Glass. She was the Donald E. Axinn Scholar in Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (2010) and graduated from the MFA program in writing at UC-San Diego (2011). She is the 2012 recipient of the Dzanc Books/Disquiet International Literary Program award and has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center. Her writing has been published in National Geographic News, The Wall Street Journal, Guernica Magazine, Kartika Review, The Huffington Post, The World of Chinese Magazine, China Daily, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and numerous anthologies. Her non-fiction work centers around environmental and sustainability issues, travel and exploration, expatriate culture, and US-China relations. She is the co-founder of HIPPO Reads and recently left Singapore for San Francisco. Empire of Glass just won a spot on the long list for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize!

Dongwu Xiongmeng (物凶猛) by Wang Shuo


The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain by Red Pine


Immortality by Milan Kundera


Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer


The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram


Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich


Home/Birth by Arielle Greenberg and Rachel Zucker