Grace Hwang Lynch is a journalist and essayist based in San Jose, California. As the daughter of immigrants from Taiwan, she is always interested in the intersection of food, culture, and identity. She has been part of the Voices of Our Nation and Tin House writing workshops, and was a 2017 resident with Writing Between the Vines. Her essays have been published in the anthologies “Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word” and “Mamas and Papas: On the sublime and heartbreaking art of parenting” by City Works Press, as well as Tin House, Catapult, and Shondaland. Her reporting on race and culture has been published by outlets such as NPR, Public Radio International, and NBC Asian America. For the last ten years, she’s also been blogging about mixed-race family life at HapaMama.com. She’s currently at work on her first book—an essay collection about food as a lens to parenting, the hidden trauma of her Taiwanese heritage, and the idea of an American identity.
Grace Hwang Lynch is a Taiwanese American journalist and essayist in the San Francisco Bay Area. After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Rhetoric, she got her start as a broadcast journalist, before becoming a freelance writer and editor. She is an alum of the Voices of Our Nation (VONA) and Tin House writing workshops. Her reporting on Asian America can be found at PRI, NPR, and NBC Asian America. Her essays have been published by Tin House, Catapult, Paste, and more. The anthologies Lavanderia: A Mixed Load of Women, Wash and Word and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting have included her work. In 2021, she created the literary reading series: Kòo-Sū: A Taiwanese Storytelling Experience. She is currently finishing a memoir-in-essays about food as a lens understanding family and the history of Taiwan.