Hannah Bae is a Korean American writer, freelance journalist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. She was an Open City Fellow in 2018-19. She is the 2020 nonfiction winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, which is supporting her memoir-in-progress about family estrangement, mental illness, childhood trauma, and cultural identity. Her work has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Catapult, and Bitch Media. She is the recipient of recent residencies, fellowships and teaching opportunities from Ragdale, the Peter Bullough Foundation, Kundiman and the Indiana University Writers’ Conference. She has worked full-time for organizations including CNN, Newsday and the U.S. State Department.