Stephanie Han (MFA, PhD) is a writer and educator. Han attended Philips Academy Andover and taught at secondary and post-secondary institutions both in the US and overseas including: Island Pacific Academy, Hawaii Pacific University, Harvard-Westlake School, University of Arizona, Pima Community College, San Francisco State University, and the University of Hong Kong. She is City University of Hong Kong’s first English literature PhD, and the recipient of grants and fellowships from PEN-USA Emerging Voices, VONA, and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Her short fiction collection Swimming in Hong Kong (Willow Springs Books; University of Washington) won the Paterson Fiction prize, and was the sole finalist for both the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, the Spokane Prize, and a shortlist nominee for the Asian Books Blog Award. Individual stories won recognition from Nimrod International Literary Journal, Santa Fe Writer’s Project, and the South China Morning Post. Han has been a guest writer, lecturer, and teacher at the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Indiana, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Ko’olau Writer’s Workshop, and numerous institutions.