Jian Huang is a Los Angeles-based writer and recipient of the 2016 PEN Center Emerging Voices award. Her work has appeared in the LA City Public Library's ALOUD series, LA Review of Books, LA Weekly, Entropy, PEN Center USA, and Angel City Review, among others. She graduated some years ago from the University of Southern California with a degree in Art History, to which she now owes a considerable sum in student loans.
Her favorite people in the world include her parents (per contractual obligations), Lucille Ball, George Saunders, Leonardo Da Vinci, LeVar Burton, Harold Ramis, David Foster Wallace, Charles D'Ambrosio, Dorothy Parker, William T Vollmann, Louis C.K, Bill Burr, William Shakespeare (or "Billy" to his pals), Gina Yashere, Dave Chapelle, Benny Hill, Bill Murray, Robin Hood, Peter Pan, Oscar Wilde, Preston Sturges, Billy Crystal, George Bernard Shaw, Woody Allen, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Palin, Charles Yu, David Landsberg, George Lopez, Sparky Sweets PhD, Chris Rock, Christopher Guest, and the many friends who supported her through bad hair days.
She enjoys the great indoors, writing about herself in third person, $1 records, drip coffee, libraries, and a daily moisturizer with SPF 15. By the way, her name is pronounced jen.