Ploi Pirapokin was born in Thailand and raised in Hong Kong. Her work is featured in Tor.com, Apogee Journal, the Bellingham Review, Cleaver Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and more. She has received grants and fellowships from the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Creative Capacity Fund, the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, Kundiman and others. She holds an MFA in Fiction from San Francisco State University and is based in San Francisco.
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