Genny Lim lives in San Francisco with her two daughters, Colette and Danielle. She is the author of the play, Paper Angels, a bilingual children's book, Wings of Lai Ho, and co-author of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island. Her work is also published in the following anthologies: Unbroken Thread: Anthology of Plays by Asian American Women, ed. Uno, Univ. of Mass., 1993, "Paper Angels," 11-52. The Politics of Experience: Four Plays by Asian American Women, Ed. Houston, Temple, 1992, "Bitter Cane," 153-204.

Birthplace: San Francisco, California

Education: BA/MA San Francisco State University, English with Creative Writing Emphasis; Broadcast Journalism Certificate from Columbia University 1973.

Profession: Faculty at New College of California, Playwright, Poet, and Performer.

Awards: Bay Guardian Goldie, Creative Work Fund and Rockefeller for "Songline: The Spiritual Tributary of Paul Robeson Jr. and Mei Lanfang," collaboration with Jon Jang and James Newton. James Wong Howe Award for Paper Angels (Premiered July 2000, UC Zellerbach Playhouse).


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