About

Photo portrait of Melissa Hung, an Asian American woman, standing against a pink wall.

Photo by Andria Lo

Melissa Hung is a writer and journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Longreads, Catapult, and Pacific Standard, among others. She is the recipient of a fellowship from VONA and an individual artist grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. A former newspaper reporter, she is the founding editor in chief of Hyphen, an award-winning magazine about Asian American culture. Melissa also directed WritersCorps, a nationally-recognized arts education program, and started Slant, an annual film festival. On occasion, she makes short films herself. A native of Houston, she lives in San Francisco where she enjoys recycling and composting, but misses Tex-Mex and cafeterias.

She is working on a collection of essays about chronic pain.


Likes:
 cheese, chilaquiles, bargains, faux fur

Dislikes: water getting stuck in your ear after swimming


Press & Appearances

KERA’s Think — with Krys Boyd

Southern Fried Asian — with Keith Chow

Angry Reader of the Week — Angry Asian Man

Hot 20 Under 40 Nominee Melissa Hung Awarded by Michelle Obama — 7×7

Believe the Hyph — SFGate


Contact

melissa@melissahung [dot] xyz

Twitter:

Instagram: @melissahungtx


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