James Yeh is 2014 summer resident
James Yeh is the Summer 2014 Hub City Writer in Residence and will begin his residency June 9.
Originally from Anderson, S.C., Yeh is a founding editor of the literary and arts magazine Gigantic. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in NOON, BOMB, VICE, Tin House, Fence, TANK, La Granada, PEN America, and the anthology 30 Under 30, and his essays and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in the Believer, the Organist, VICE, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, where he graduated in 2009 with an MFA in fiction. Before attending Columbia, he attended Clemson University, where he graduated in 2005 with a BA in English.
In 2011 he was named a Center for Fiction New York City Emerging Writers Fellow. His story "9/16/10" was selected as a notable story in Best American Non-Required Reading 2011. He is at work on a novel and lives in a noisy loft in Brooklyn with his dog and many roommates, next to an elevated train and a fire station.
While in Spartanburg, James will live in the Writers House on Spring Street, work occasional shifts at the Hub City Bookshop, teach a workshop at Hub City's Writing in Place conference, and teach at Hub City summer camps. He will also do a public reading at the bookshop.