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Vanessa Hua

Ecuador 2015
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Vanessa Hua is a California-based writer and journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, FRONTLINE/World, PRI’s The World, The Atlantic, Guernica, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. Previously, she was a staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Hartford Courant, and has filed stories from China, Burma, South Korea, and Panama. In 2015, she received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She has received the Asian American Journalists Association’s National Awards in online/broadcast, print and radio, as well as the Society of Professional Journalists’ in-depth reporting award and James Madison Freedom of Information Award. She was a recent Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing and 2014 recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award for Fiction. She was selected for the IRP trip to Nepal in 2015. A graduate of Stanford University and UC Riverside’s MFA program, she works and teaches at the Writers’ Grotto in San Francisco, and blogs at threeunderone.blogspot.com.

Hua was awarded a prior fellowship with IRP, reporting from Panama in 2002.


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