Congrats to Hippo contributor Celeste Ng. Her new novel, a literary thriller, Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Press), was named the 2014 Best Book of the Year by Amazon and made The New York Times bestseller list.

Check out her Hippo exclusive interview, “Write What Terrifies You” where she explores ideas like writing about race, creating an emotional connection with readers and writing about the very things that scare you most.

Celeste’s stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, One Story, Five Chapters, Gulf Coast, the Bellevue Literary Review, The Millions, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere, and she has been awarded the Pushcart Prize, the Hopwood Award, and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She earned an MFA from the University of Michigan (now the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan) and has taught writing at the University of Michigan and Grub Street in Boston. To learn more about her and her work, visit celesteng.com or follow her on Twitter @pronounced_ing.