Yen Ha

Yen is an architect and maker of spaces, stories, drawings and dinners. Born in Saigon, she currently lives in New York City where she co-founded Front Studio, an architecture firm, in 2001. Fluent in French and Vietnamese, she completed her undergraduate work with honors at Carnegie Mellon University, followed by post-graduate work at L’École d’Architecture in Paris, France. Yen’s work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the IFA Gallery in Berlin and the Building Centre in London. Her first piece of short fiction, A Shared Life, was a winner in the Urban Omnibus Common Shares writing competition. Subsequent stories have been published in Crack the Spine, the Chicago Quarterly Review, Minola Review and the New Rivers Press American Fiction anthology. Her drawings are carried by Goods for the Study in the Greenwich Village.

”You Are Fine”, Across The Margin, October 12, 2018
"The Return", Hypertext, Spring 2018
"Her Dentist," New Rivers Press American Fiction Vol. 16, Fall 2017
"An Ocean and a Continent Away", Crack the Spine, Issue 213, April 2017
"Speaking in English," Minola Review, Issue 5, July 2016
"The Side of the Road," Kentucky Review, 2016 Final Issue
"A Pile of Salt," The Fable Online, Issue 17, July 2016
"A Bubble of Silence," Chicago Quarterly Review, Volume 22, 2016
"The Untold Lives of Trash: Beer Bottle," Two Cities Review, Issue 7 Fall 2015­
"A Shared Life", Architectural League Common Shares, June 2014

Finalist, New Rivers Press American Fiction Prize, October 2017
Honorable Mention, Short Story Awards for New Writers, Glimmer Train, August 2016
Semifinalist, New Millennium 40th Writing Awards, 2015
Top 25, Short Story Awards for New Writers, Glimmer Train, August 2015
Second Place, Architectural League Common Shares Urban Omnibus, June 2014

MASS MoCA, Assets for Artists Artist-In-Residency, Fall/Winter 2019-2020
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Emerging Writers Intensive Workshop, October 2019
Hypatia-in-the-Woods, Holly House Residency, May 2017
Lost and Found: A New Way of Looking at Plot, One Story, 2016
Kraftwerks Workshop with Marie-Helene Bertino, Catapult, Fall 2015

Yen's first email handle, issued in 1991, was hh1f@