Celeste Ng (Chinese: 伍綺詩 sə-LEST ING) (born July 30, 1980) is an American writer and novelist. She has released many short stories that have been published in a variety of literary journals. Ng's first novel, Everything I Never Told You, released on June 26, 2014 won the Amazon Book of the Year award as well as praise from critics. Ng's short story Girls at Play won a Pushcart Prize in 2012, and was a 2015 recipient of an Alex Award. Her most recent novel Little Fires Everywhere was published in 2017. Ng received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2020.