Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You and Starling Days. Her third novel, The Sleep Watcher, is forthcoming. She has won The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award and has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Her work has been a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and an NPR Great Read.
Her short work has appeared in several places including Granta, Guernica, The Guardian, The Harvard Review, and NPR’s Selected Shorts. She is the editor of the Go Home! anthology and Dog-Hearted.
She has received residencies/fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony, Hedgebrook, Gladstone’s Library, The Asian American Writers Workshop, and Kundiman.
About her work—
“Starling Days is an exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding.” —Spencer Quong in the Paris Review.
“Complex and resonant.” Kirkus Starred Review
“Unravelling the truth is one of the considerable pleasures of this beautifully written novel.” the Spectator
“a must for anyone who’s struggled with depression or loves someone who does.” Stylist
For more information on that and other work, please see Novels, Anthologies or Short Writing.