Stephanie Han

Fiction Writer

Honolulu, HI

Author's Bio

Dr. Stephanie Han is an author, educator, and speaker. Her online classes at focus on women’s voices and narrative. She authored Swimming in Hong Kong, recipient of the Paterson Fiction Prize, finalist for AWP’s Grace Paley Prize, the Spokane Prize, and the Asian Books Blog Award. Individual stories won awards  from The South China Morning Post, Nimrod International Journal, and Santa Fe Writer’s Project. A PEN and VONA fellow, she received grants from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, and was the inaugural English Literature PhD of City University of Hong Kong. She lives in Hawai’i, home of her family since 1904. 

Publications & Prizes

Swimming in Hong Kong (Willow Springs Books, 2016)
Prizes won: 

Shortlist Asian Books Blog Year of the Rooster Award Swimming in Hong Kong, Jan. 2018.

Winner Paterson Short Fiction Award Swimming in Hong Kong, Apr. 2017.

Finalist Wilder Poetry Manuscript Award, “Passing in the Middle Kingdom”, 2017.

Sole Finalist Spokane Prize for Fiction, Eastern Washington U, 2015.

Sole Finalist AWP Grace Paley Prize Short Fiction Award, (judge: Nahid Rachlin), 2015.

Finalist Santa Fe Writer’s Project (judge: Richard Currey), 2004.

Winner U of AZ Asian American Faculty Assoc. Award, Tucson, 2004-05.

Scholarship U of AZ Foundation Award, Tucson, 2004.

Winner South China Morning Post/RTHK Short Story Competition, (judge: Maria Rejt), 2002.

Winner Nimrod/Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, (judge: Ron Carlson), 2002.

Scholarship Voices of Our Nation (VONA), San Francisco, 2001.

Fellowship San Francisco State U Graduate Equity, San Francisco, 1999-00; 2000-01.

Fellowship PEN West Emerging Voices Writing, Los Angeles, 1999.

Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant: Writing Panelist, Los Angeles, 1996-97.

Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant: Fiction, Los Angeles, 1995-1996.

Winner Corwin Screenwriting Award Dive For Gold: Olympian Dr. Sammy Lee, Santa Barbara, 1995.

Winner Los Angeles Dept. of Cultural Affairs Grant: Poetry L.A.(Lovers Anonymous), 1994-95.

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Last update: Jul 18, 2022