Vanessa Hua is author of Deceit and Other Possibilities (Willow Books, September 2016). She is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and her two novels are forthcoming from Ballantine. For nearly two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award for Fiction, and was a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, PRI’s The World, ZYZZYVA, Guernica, and elsewhere.