Author Qian Julie Wang has opened up on a recent experience at a book talk which she described as one she hopes no writer “ever has to endure.”
Qian explained “how America made me feel small, erased” at the event. She appeared at the talk to discuss her book, Beautiful Country: A Memoir, which was released earlier this year.
In a Twitter thread, Qian Julie Wang explains how at one point she was referred to as “the daughter-in-law of [my mother-in-law’s name]!” Qian explains: “As if my relation to a white woman justified my presence.” This has sparked interest in who Qian is married to. Let’s find out about Qian Wang’s family.
Who is Qian Julie Wang’s husband?
Qian Julie Wang is married to Marc Ari Gottlieb. The couple wed on 1 September 2019 and have been married for over two years now. Rabbi Jeffrey J. Sirkman officiated the union at the Brooklyn Historical Society in New York. They reportedly had a book-themed wedding.
Marc, 36, is a founder of Gottlieb & Gottlieb, a law firm based in Brookyln. He founded the firm with his brother. Marc specialises in special-education law. He pursued a law career after graduating from Vassar and obtaining his law degree from Yeshiva University.
Qian is also a lawyer and was practising full-time before publishing her debut novel.
Qian and Marc’s relationship explored
Before they tied the knot, Qian and Marc’s relationship was subject to a profile in The New York Times. The couple spoke about how they met ahead of their nuptials.
They met for the first time in July 2017 after becoming acquainted over OkCupid. “She was not very impressed with me,” Marc said of their first in-person meeting. “She felt I had a persona on, and she was right.”
Although Qian was put off, she gave Marc a second chance. Their second date was described by Qian as “a magical, magical date” in the New York Times profile.
The couple are currently based in Brooklyn, per Qian’s Instagram bio. They live there with their two dogs, Salty and Peppers.
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On Marc’s 36th birthday in October this year, Qian dedicated a lengthy Instagram post to her husband: “happy 36th birthday to my beshert—the talented, handsome, hilarious, and romantic man who has filled my life with so much love and delight, and who has chosen to spend his entire birthday today sitting next to me on cross-country flights just to support my work.”
“without you i would not remember to eat, to slow down, to play, to truly live. i’ve woken up next to you every single morning for many years, and yet there are still times i cannot believe that you exist, that we somehow managed to find each other. i am blessed because you were born.”