Vanessa Hua

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For reviews and other coverage of A River of Stars, click here.

For reviews and other coverage of Deceit and Other Possibilities, click here.

"A River of Stars is An Asian American, 'Pregnant Thelma and Louise'," NPR

Subverting the Chinese Immigrant Story,” Paris Review

Creating Space, Writer’s Edition,” BluPrint

“Bay Area Author Vanessa Hua, “KALW, City Visions

Profile,” International Examiner

Words Can Change Society,” World Journal

"Chinese birth tourism: pregnant women in California’s ‘maternity hotels’ given voice in empowering novel," South China Morning Post

"Vanessa Hua Tells Immigrant Stories in Debut Novel," San Francisco Examiner

Motherhood and Migration,” Los Angeles Review of Books

No Community is a Monolith,Bomb Magazine

"Where the Official Record Ends," Fiction Writers Review

"Chinese 'Birth Tourism' Shows Citizenship Evolves," The Interpreter

"華裔作家出版新書 講大陸人來美生子," Sing Tao Newspaper

Asian America Podcast with Ken Fong

"Chatting with Author Vanessa Hua," Books and Boba podcast

"Interview with Studio Tulsa"

"A Powerful Story about the Unique Challenges of Immigrant Mothers," Bustle

"Leah Garchik San Francisco Book Launch Write-up," San Francisco Chronicle

"A New Novel Uncovers the Secret Lives of Chinatown," San Francisco Magazine

"The Balancing Act: A Conversation with Vanessa Hua," The Rumpus

"My Favorite Book,Grottopod at the San Francisco Public Library

"Making Waves: A 100 Artists Putting the East Bay on the Map," San Francisco Magazine

"A Brothel in Reverse: PW Talks to Vanessa Hua," Publishers Weekly

"Vanessa Hua, Face to Face,Monterey County Weekly

"Vanessa Hua at UCR Writers' Week," Inside UCR

"Poster Child for Literary Success," ASJA Confidential

"Telling the Untold," The Puritan

"Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Names 2016 Literature Award Winners," NBC

"Look out for These Six Up and Coming Writers,Huffington Post

"Stanford Alumna wins a Rona Jaffe Writers' Award," Stanford News

"San Francisco Foundation Announces Literary Awardees," San Francisco Foundation

"UC Riverside student fiction writer unlocks path to fame," Riverside Press-Enterprise

"Graduate Students Wins Top Fiction Award," UC Riverside Newsroom

"James Madison Freedom of Information Award Winner," San Francisco Bay Guardian


"Vanessa Hua Explores the Immigrant Experience," KQED Forum

"Award Winning Author Comes to Stories on Stage," Capital Public Radio's Insight

"The Next Step," Life TK podcast

"I'll Look Into It" with Tony Yang, KUCR

"A Blank Page as Big as the World," Los Angeles Review of Books 

"Secrets and the Long, Long Process," Bloom

"Writers Recommend," Poets& Writers

"Return with Fresh Eyes," Aspen Institute

"Q&A," with book blogger Deborah Kalb

The TNB Self Interview, The Nervous Breakdown

"Gazing Deep into the Universe and Bounding over Craters," Litseen

"Sympathy, Empathy, Fiction, and Deceit," Corrective Lenses

Other Stories podcast

"The Sweetest Debut,"Flavorwire

"Q&A with Vanessa Hua,KQED

"The Tuesday Interview," Royal Quiet DeLuxe

"Author Vanessa Hua's Breakthrough Publication," Write Despite

"A Seat the Writer's Table,The San Francisco Foundation