Hoang, Hanh

Biography

2009-10 David T. K. Wong Fellow

Born in Vietnam, Hanh Hoang did her undergraduate studies at Scripps College in California as well as at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III, and her graduate studies at New York University. In 2004, she received writing scholarships from Saint Mary’s College of California, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. Hanh has worked as a Spanish-English bilingual teacher and a French high-school teacher in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California; as a freelance journalist; as an English teacher at Florida State University; and as an editor in Bill Drafting in the Florida Senate.

Hanh is a PhD student in Creative Writing at Florida State University. She has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies. Her short short story ‘Field of Heads’, winner of the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition in 2005, was anthologized in a book edited by Maxine Hong Kingston, Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, which won the 2007 Northern California Book Reviewers Special Award in Publishing. While at UEA, she was working on a novel and a collection of short stories both set in Vietnam.