Joseph Han is the author of Nuclear Family, named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and a Best Book of the Year by NPR and Time Magazine. He was selected as a 2022 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and received a Kundiman fellowship in fiction. His book was long-listed for the 2023 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel, short-listed for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and received the 2023 Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Adult Fiction Honor. His writing has appeared in The Sun Magazine, The Rumpus, New York Times Magazine, and Lit Hub. He is an editor for the West region of Joyland Magazine and an Affiliate Faculty in Fiction at the Antioch University Los Angeles low-residency MFA program. In Spring 2023, he served as the Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at the University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa.
- PhD in English & Creative Writing, University of Hawaiʻ at Mānoa
- Nuclear Family: A Novel (June 7, 2022). Counterpoint Press.
- Kundiman Fellowship in Fiction, 2020
- Oʻahu Water Protectors
- Korea Peace Now Grassroots Network – Hawaiʻi Chapter
- Hawaiʻi Peace & Justice