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Simon Han

Faculty Fellow
Department of English

Simon Han is the author of the novel Nights When Nothing Happened (Riverhead Books, 2020), which was named a best book of the year by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, and Texas Monthly. His short stories and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Iowa Review, Texas Observer, Fence, and elsewhere. A recipient of an MFA from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Northwestern University, he has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, as well as fellowships from MacDowell, Jentel, and the Tulsa Artist Fellowship. Born in Tianjin, China and raised in various cities in Texas, Han is a professor of the practice of fiction at Tufts University.