The award winning stories in Swimming in Hong Kong cross borders - taking place in Hong Kong, Korea, and the United States, and exploring issues of intersectional identity. Han's characters wrestle with their relationships and access to spaces, negotiating racial, national, and gender boundaries.
Stephanie Han's Swimming in Hong Kong was the runner-up for the AWP Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction; the stories won awards from the South China Morning Post, Nimrod International Literary Journal, and Santa Fe Writer's Project. Her work has appeared previously in Anthology of New Asian Short Stories, Feminist Studies Journal, Kyoto Journal, Louisville Review, and elsewhere. She is the City University of Hong Kong's first English literature PhD. She lives in Honolulu, Hawaii, home of her family since 1904.