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Q&A with Esmé Weijun Wang ’06, Whiting Award recipient

Stanford alumna Esmé Weijun Wang ’06 recently won the 2018 Whiting Award in Nonfiction, a $50,000 prize that supports ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Wang is the recipient of the 2016 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and is the author of “The Border of Paradise: A Novel,” which made NPR’s Best Books of 2016 list.

Q&A: Rachel Fong ’21 on her Youtube career and cookbook deal

Rachel Fong ’21 spends her weekdays as a computer science student and her weekends working from home as a YouTuber on the channel Kawaii Sweet World, which translated from Japanese means “Cute Sweet World.” Fong started her channel in 2011, and continues to upload crafting and baking tutorials to this day. As of this article’s release, the channel has more than 1.1 million subscribers. In September, Fong secured a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter, a subsidiary of Crown Publishing, which also publishes the cookbooks of celebrity chef Bobby Flay and television personality Martha Stewart. The Daily spoke with Fong about Kawaii Sweet World and her future career plans.