Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of the national bestseller, A River of Stars, and Deceit and Other Possibilities, a New York Times Editors Pick. A National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, her honors include the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and Steinbeck Fellowship, among others. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she teaches at the Warren Wilson MFA Program, San Francisco Writers Grotto, and elsewhere. Her novel, Forbidden City, is forthcoming. www.vanessahua.com

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