In the Media: Jean Chen Ho Discusses Fiona and Jane with Aspen Public Radio

Portrait of author Jean Chen Ho, 2023 Mary Routt Chair of Writing at Scripps College

Jean Chen Ho, the Mary Routt Chair in Writing for spring 2023, spoke to Aspen Public Radio about Fiona and Jane, her novel-in-stories. “All the things . . . we’re used to seeing that dramatize a stereotypical immigrant story . . . I didn’t feel like I needed to cover that ground,” Ho said. “I wanted to write a book that was about friendship and identity.”