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Part of the Lane Lecture Series
Her awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She received a Lannan Award in Literature in 1998, and a Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Award in 2003. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Jen delivered the William Massey Lectures in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University in 2012. These were published under the title Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self (2013).
Her most recent book is a work of nonfiction entitled The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap (2017). She is currently at work on a new novel.
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