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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is an award-winning journalist and writer, and a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. For nearly two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora, filing stories from China, Burma, Panama, South Korea, Abu Dhabi, and Ecuador. Her fiction has appeared in The AtlanticZYZZYVAGuernica, and elsewhere.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Vanessa Hua recommends
Unmarriageable (2019)
Soniah Kamal
"Charming and insightful, Unmarriageable connects the concerns of women across time and cultures in this delightful debut."
The Last Story of Mina Lee (2020)
Nancy Jooyoun Kim
"In her stunning debut, Nancy Jooyoun Kim weaves together two poignant story lines: Mina Lee, an immigrant flees tragedy in Korea for a new start in Southern California. When she mysteriously dies, her American-born daughter, Margot, seeks out the truth of what happened. Gripping and gritty, The Last Story of Mina Lee is a story of their yearning, their struggle, and the enduring mystery of family. Unforgettable."
Radiant Fugitives (2021)
Nawaaz Ahmed
"Lyrical and deeply moving, Nawaaz Ahmed's Radiant Fugitives is about the search for love, acceptance, and family, both chosen and received. The novel is big-hearted and clear-eyed, a stellar debut."

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