Hannah Bae

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Hannah Bae (she/her) is a freelance journalist and nonfiction writer who is at work on a memoir about family estrangement and mental illness. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, a 2021 Peter Taylor Fellow for the Kenyon Review Writers Workshops and a 2019 fellow with the Asian American Writers' Workshop. Find her bylines in The Washington Post, CNN, Eater and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter at @hanbae and on Instagram at @hannahbae.


Cover Photo: This photograph shows three young men sitting on a picturesque rolling green hill. Sheep graze around them and there are blue mountains reaching up into fluffy white clouds in the distance.
A Person of Color’s Guide to Navigating Writing Residencies

For our Application Week series, Hannah Bae writes about applying to and attending writing residencies as a person of color—along with tips from about ten other writers who identify as BIPOC.

Aug 17, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of someone in a movie theatre watching the Lee Chang-dong film Peppermint Candy
Finding a Way to My Father Through ‘Peppermint Candy’

Could knowing his pain impart some truth to my understanding of my own life?

May 18, 2021
Cover Photo: An image of a girl  sitting on a bed reading,  while out of the book comes an  image of a rendering of the Gwangju uprising—soldiers with gun,  people on the floor, a red  ground.
From Haunting to Healing: On the Gwangju Uprising and ‘Human Acts’

To this day, I don’t know how my father experienced the Gwangju uprising.

May 18, 2020