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About Me

Dr. Stephanie Han is the award-winning author of Swimming in Hong Kong, and founder of, an online platform dedicated to teaching women to write their truth to power. Her classes emphasize the connection between women’s voices and narrative. 

Swimming in Hong Kong won the Paterson Fiction Prize, Spokane Prize, and was a finalist for AWP’s Grace Paley Prize and the Asian Books Blog Award. Other awards are 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’s a producer for Hawai’i Public Radio. She lives on O’ahu, home of her family since 1904.

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