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
Believe the Hyph — SFGate
melissa@melissahung [dot] xyz
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