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. Possibly for that reason, 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 lives in New York City and 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. Guest appearances have included Al Jazeera, SXSW, Cheddar, BBC, SiriusXM, NPR, and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Her first fiction publication was recently the 1st-prize winner of Glimmer Train’s New Writer Award.
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.