Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like Youthe winner of The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award. It was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and an NPR 2017 Great Read.

Starling Days, her second novel, is out in the UK and forthcoming in the USA. It was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. The novel is about love, Ovid, mental illness, and Japanese beer.

Her short work has appeared in several places including GrantaGuernica, The Guardian, The Harvard Review, and NPR’s Selected Shorts. She is the editor of the Go Home! anthology.

Starling Days is an exquisite rendering of love, sadness, and misunderstanding.” —Spencer Quong in the Paris 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

She has received residencies/fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, The Millay Colony, Hedgebrook, Gladstone’s Library, The Asian American Writers Workshop, and Kundiman.

For more information on that and other work, please see Writing.