Next Letter in the Mail: Vanessa Hua (& Signed Book Giveaway)


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from award-winning, best-selling author Vanessa Hua! Vanessa writes to us from above the clouds about her recent travels, what we can accomplish in interstitial time, and more.

To make sure this meaningful letter finds its way to your mailbox, subscribe to Letters in the Mail by August 11!  And through August 31, purchase a yearly Letters in the Mail subscription (or a 6-month Rumpus Book Club subscription, or a 6-month Rumpus Poetry Book Club subscription) and we’ll send you your own signed copy of the just-released paperback of Vanessa’s debut novel, A River of Stars!

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Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the Asian diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Washington PostA River of Stars is Vanessa Hua’s first novel.


Photograph of Vanessa Hua by Andria Lo.