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 Stories for 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.
Yang Huang discusses the perils of Chinese motherhood in Living Treasures.
"In writing I can let down my walls, suspend my moral judgment, and pour my deepest compassion into the written words."