Grace Xu

Fulbright/Manchester Metropolitan University Award in Creative Writing

Grace graduated from Princeton University in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and a minor in Creative Writing, for which she wrote a poetry anthology about her family’s experience immigrating to the United States.  
At Manchester Metropolitan University, Grace hopes to continue to explore her interdisciplinary interests in creative writing and political science. Grace’s Fulbright project will be a fantasy novel about a Chinese immigrant to Manchester, who, after she dies, traces her life’s journey in reverse as she tries to return to her ancestral home- and in the process, interacts with other ghosts and different notions of the afterlife. 
Grace is excited to explore more of Manchester- especially the rich history of literature, theater, and music the city has to offer- and also to attend a lot of Manchester United games.