Nicole Mones Novelist

Nicole Mones (born 1952) is an American novelist and food writer. As of May 2007, she has published three novels, entitled Lost in Translation, which appeared in 1998, A Cup of Light (2002), and The Last Chinese Chef, released May 2007. Lost in Translation won the 2000 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize awarded by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies and the Department of English at the University of Rochester for best work of fiction by an American woman, and also the Pacific Northwest Annual Book Award, a five-state prize. "The Last Chinese Chef" was the only American finalist for the international Kiriyama Prize and also a World Gourmand Award winner in the Chinese cookbook category, although it is a novel with no recipes. Mones' novels have been translated into at least 17 languages. She also contributes articles about Chinese cuisine to Gourmet magazine, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Mones did business in China for 18 years from 1977, running a textile concern, and all three of her published novels are set mainly in China.

Personal details

Date of birth
United States of America

Written work

1.Lost in Translation

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
1998. by Delacorte Press (370 pages)
1999. by Delacorte/Delta
2005. by Five Star (ME)
Fathers and Daughters
Edward Willett

2.Die Jadefrau.

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by Goldmann

3.The Last Chinese Chef: A Novel

Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Awards won

1998 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Lost in Translation Speculative Fiction Book
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies
University of Rochester Department of English


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