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Vanessa Hua is author of DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES, winner of the Asian Pacific American Award for Literature and a finalist for the California Book Award, A RIVER OF STARS, a national bestseller and best books pick by NPR and the Washington Post.

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, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, among other honors.

She is an award-winning columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Atlantic, FRONTLINE/World, Washington Post, Guernica, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She has filed stories from China, South Korea, Panama, Burma and Ecua
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“Daisy did’t realize that you might share the same bed, but dream different dreams.”
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