University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Yang Huang


Yang Huang grew up in Jiangsu, China and came to the U.S. to study computer science. While working as an engineer, she studied literature and pursued writing, her passion since childhood. Her collection of linked family stories My Old Faithful won the Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel "Living Treasures" won the Nautilus Book Award silver medal in fiction.

Yang attended Boston College and earned an MFA from the University of Arizona. Her essays, stories, and screenplay have appeared in Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, The Margins, Eleven Eleven, Asian Pacific American Journal, The Evansville Review, Futures, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, Nuvein and Storiesfor Film.

Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works for the University of California at Berkeley. Besides her day job and family life, she writes fiction and aspires to make the world a better place.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Phillip Garcia, Dana Gaulin, Sheila Grinell, Carl Haupt, Yang Huang, Josephine Maestas, Christopher Patterson, Kelli Peacock, Duke Southard, Manning Wolfe

Books:
My Old Faithful
Fiction / Literature
University of Massachusetts Press
March 2018
ISBN 9781625343369
184 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Showing both the drama of familial intimacy and the ups and downs of the everyday, My Old Faithful introduces readers to a close-knit Chinese family. More/less

Living Treasures
Fiction / Literature
Harvard Square Editions
October 2014
ISBN 9780989596053
299 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

After terminating her pregnancy to maintain her spot at university, law student Gu Bao is sent to recover in her grandparents' village where she befriends Orchid, a pregnant woman living in seclusion to avoid enforcers of China's one-child policy.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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