Vanessa Hua is the recipient of the 2014 James D. Phelan Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, ZYZZYVA, Calyx, the New York Times, The New Yorker online, Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. A former staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has filed stories from China, Burma, South Korea, and Panama. A recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing, she blogs about three generations living under one roof at threeunderone.blogspot.com. She is at work on a novel.