Celeste grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Shaker Heights, Ohio. She graduated from Harvard University and earned an MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan), where she won the Hopwood Award. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, One Story, The Guardian, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In an episode of "A Word on Words," Celeste Ng talks about Little Fires Everywhere and the inspirations behind the novel.
In an interview with Seth Meyers, Celeste Ng talks about growing up, race, and the unique community of Shaker Heights.
Celeste Ng gives audience background on Little Fires Everywhere and reads from the novel.