Publications & Prizes
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.