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, Pacific Standard, and Catapult, where she writes a column about chronic pain called “Pain in the Brain.” 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. She has received awards and grants from VONA, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference. She grew up in Texas, the eldest child of immigrants.

 cheese, chilaquiles, bargains, faux fur

Dislikes: water getting stuck in your ear after swimming

Press & Appearances

Chinatown’s Endangered Banquet Halls — Fifth & Mission Podcast

How Will Chinatown Survive? — Fifth & Mission Podcast

KERA’s Think — with Krys Boyd

Southern Fried Asian Podcast — 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


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