Yang Huang grew up in China’s Jiangsu province and participated in the 1989 student uprisings. Her linked family story collection, My Old Faithful, won the Juniper Prize for Fiction. Her debut novel, Living Treasures, won the Nautilus Book Award silver medal in fiction. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Poets & Writers, The Margins, Eleven Eleven, Asian Pacific American Journal, the Evansville Review, and others. She lives in the Bay Area and works for the University of California, Berkeley.