Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, PRIs The World, FRONTLINE/World, ZYZZYVA, Calyx, and elsewhere. Previously, she was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, and has filed stories from China, South Korea, Panama, and Burma. She was a 2013-14 Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University, and blogs about living with her widowed mother, husband, and twin toddlers at She is at work on a novel.