Audrey Mei was born in Northern California where she began playing cello at age 7. She later graduated from New England Conservatory with a BM in cello performance and from Tufts University with a BA biological psychology. In 1996 she was awarded a Fulbright Grant to study cello at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Although her field of study was music, the Fulbright Committee in Helsinki was deeply impressed by her writing and greeted her with the question, "When will your first book appear?" Audrey would like to thank the Committee for their support and apologizes for the 20-year delay.
Audrey moved to Berlin, Germany, in 2006 where she has been an active member of the English-language literary scene. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Gangway Literary Magazine and Glimmer Train, among others. She draws on her experiences living in the US, Europe, and Asia to write multicultural fiction, preferably with a touch of magic.
She spends her time in Berlin and in San Francisco with her husband, daughter, and black Havanese dog.
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