Stephanie Han: Swimming in Hong Kong

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“Stephanie Han’s Swimming in Hong Kong features precise and subtle meditations on cross-cultural experiences, from Asian Americans in the Midwest and Asia to women negotiating male-dominated worlds. Han gracefully traverses a complicated terrain fraught with the politics of race, sex, class, gender, and culture. Readers will be grateful for having spent time with these quiet and insightful stories.”
— Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer

Stephanie Han’s debut short story collection, Swimming in Hong Kong, crosses the borders and boundaries of Hong Kong, Korea and the United States. The ten stories within the book explore the distance and unlikely relations formed between people of different ethnicities, cultures, religions and genders. Join Han as she reads excerpts from her work and explores issues of cross-culturalism and identity.

Swimming in Hong Kong won the 2017 Paterson Short Fiction Prize and was the finalist for the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction and the Spokane Prize.