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Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is the author of Harmless Like You and Starling DaysShe has won The Authors’ Club First Novel Award and a Betty Trask Award and been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award. Her work has been a New York Times Editors’ Choice, an NPR Great Read, and recommended by Oprah Magazine’s best spring books. 

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.

“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

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.