journalist, New York
Chinese (Mandarin), French, Spanish
Amy X. Wang is a writer and reporter born in Beijing and raised in the airless vacuum of the Sonoran Desert. She is particularly interested in the business of creativity—how mass/niche entertainment is made, ideas are sold, and the world at large is designed and distributed—and the future of music and media consumption. She is currently Rolling Stone's music business reporter, where she covers the record industry, streaming, and the effects of the digital revolution, among other things. Previously, she wrote for Quartz, The Atlantic, Slate, and The Economist.
Her first fiction publication is forthcoming this year as a first-prize winner in Glimmer Train.
She holds a BA in English 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.