Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia University, an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is currently working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her writing has appeared in, among other places, NPR’s Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, the Tin House Open Bar, the Indiana Review and she is a 2015 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop. She has lived in London, New York, Tokyo, Madison and Norwich. Harmless Like You, her debut novel, is a study on identity and familial relationships.


Events Rowan Hisayo Buchanan was involved in

  • Modern Families

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

    Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Amy Jones and Jim Lynch share ideas about familial relations.


  • The Modern Self

    Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM

    See Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, David Szalay and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan as they read from their new novels.