journalist, New York
Chinese (Mandarin), French, Spanish
Amy X. Wang was born in Beijing, China but raised in the scorching, airless vacuum of the Sonoran Desert. Possibly for that reason, she is obsessed with the business of creativity—how mass/niche entertainment is made, ideas are sold from scratch, and the world at large is designed and distributed—and with the future of consumer media. She lives in New York City and is currently Rolling Stone's senior music business editor, where she leads coverage of the record industry, streaming, and the effects of the digital revolution, among other things. She’s also reported for publications including Quartz, The Atlantic, Slate, Frame, and The Economist, and has appeared as a guest speaker on Al Jazeera, Cheddar, BBC, SiriusXM, NPR, and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Her first fiction publication was the first-prize winner of Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award in 2018. She is—regrettably, yes—working on a novel.
Amy holds a BA in English literature from Yale University, where she was an editor for the Yale Daily News and wrote, for her thesis, a collection of sad short stories about the sea.