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To brilliant and wonderful students from Macomb Intermediate School
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
    Dear young book friends

    I am overwhelmed by your most wonderful messages you posted here for me today. I loved that you all read my book and gained something from it. You are very fortunate to have wonderful teachers, and great schools to go to. You are the luckiest kids on earth. I hope you all have big dreams in life and go onto do the best for this world. We need you to be strong, smart, kind and generous. Please thank your marvelous teacher for me. Very happy holidays.
    Da Chen or Chen Da with love

Secrets of Writing a Super College App Essay
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Upcoming Events
Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Come to get free galleys at 2012 BEA in NYC.
I will be signing at 4PM, on June 5th, 2012 at Javits Center NYC
And whole day there at Crown/Random House desk.

June 5, 2012Empire State Center for the Book:
Noted authors Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, E.L. Doctorow, and Pete Hamill are among the 14 writers in the 2012 Class of Inductees into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame. The four will be in attendance at the induction on June 5, 2012, at the Princeton Club of New York.
Come join us at the Princeton Club of NYC. I will be performing bamboo flute music. My galleys will be included in the event’s swag bags.

September 21, 2012Joint Conference of Librarians of Color 2012:
I will be speaking at this event and signing my galleys in Kansas City
Friday, September 21, 12:15-1:45pm

Grad Student Global Citizenship Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Read more here.

Now on Facebook
Monday, August 24th, 2009

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BROTHERS: Nominee for the 2007 Quill Awards
Friday, June 8th, 2007

The nominees for the 2007 Quills Awards have been announced. Founded by Reed Business Information to honor the “most entertaining and enlightening titles” each year. This year’s picks were published between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007, with the winners in 19 categories to be selected by a popular votes of a voting board comprised of over 6,000 invited booksellers and librarians. The award ceremony will be held at Lincoln Center televised live by NBC in October.

Nominees for the 2007 Quill Awards

General Fiction

Da Chen
Shaye Areheart Books/Crown Publishing

Children’s Chapter Books
Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Da has just signed a two-book deal for the FORBIDDEN BOOKSTORE SERIES, with the esteemed the editor Laura Geringer, of Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarpersCollins Children Books division. He has written the first book already, namely, SWORD, which will be published in fall 08 and the second one to be issued, in winter 08. Da and his editor/publisher Laura hope to put out three to four books of this series annually.

BROTHERS has been chosen as BEST BOOK OF 2006
Thursday, May 31st, 2007

BROTHERS has been chosen as BEST BOOK OF 2006 by:

  1. The Washington Post
  2. San Francisco Chronicle
  3. Miami Herald
  4. Salt Lake Tribune
  5. Publishers’ Weekly

The paperback edition will be published by Crown/Three Rivers in June 07.

My Empress
Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Da is finishing his next adult novel, MY EMPRESS, for Shaye Areheart Books/Crown/Random House for publication fall 08.