Award-winning author Vanessa Hua talks about her novel “A River of Stars”. Vanessa discusses the rippling effects of China’s one-child policy on the U.S., the phenomenon of pregnant Chinese women and “maternity hotels”, and her work as a columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle. (Intro: Good Fit)
Vaness Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, “Deceit and Other Possibilities”, and the novel “A River of Stars”. For two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora in journalism and in fiction. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, 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, FRONTLINE/World, The Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere, and she writes a weekly column for The San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in Northern California.