Pao Arts Center is proud to present author of A River of Stars, Vanessa Hua, on Thursday, April 4th.
About the Author:
Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a novel, A River of Stars, and a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and fiction, about Asia and the 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 The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. A Bay Area native, she works and teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.
About A River of Stars:
In a powerful debut novel about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream.
A River of Stars has been named as one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR and Real Simple.
Suggested donation for the event: $10. Doors will open at 6 pm, the event will begin at 6:30 pm. Vanessa Hua will read selections from her book, to be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for sale at the event.