Jamie Ford, Keynote Author

Jamie Ford is the award-winning author of the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which was awarded the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature and was on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years. Ford’s second novel, Songs of Willow Frost, was also a New York Times best seller, and as with its predecessor, has also been a favorite among community reading programs.

Ford’s latest book The Many Daughters of Afong Moy was a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, an instant New York Times bestseller, and recipient of the Pacific Northwest Book Award.

Ford is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and of Orson Scott Card’s Literary Boot Camp. His works have been translated into over 35 languages. Having grown up near Seattle’s Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and one-eyed pug.