Vanessa Hua

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Vanessa Hua is the author of the national bestsellers A River of Stars and Forbidden City, as well as Deceit and Other Possibilities, a New York Times Editors Pick. A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, she has also received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, California Arts Council Fellowship, and a Steinbeck Fellowship, as well as honors from the de Groot Foundation, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Asian American Journalists Association, among others. She was a finalist for the California Book Award, Northern California Book Award, and New American Voices Award. Previously, she was an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Atlantic. She teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program and elsewhere. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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