About The Author


Angie Chau was born in Vietnam. She has also lived in Malaysia, Italy, Spain, Hawaii, and currently resides in California. She earned a BA in Southeast Asian Culture and Political Economy (ISF) from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's degree in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from the University of California, Davis, where she was the fiction editor for The Greenbelt Review. She has been awarded a Hedgebrook Residency, an Anderson Center Residency, and a Macondo Foundation Fellowship. Her work has appeared in the Indiana Review, Santa Clara Review, Night Train Magazine, and the most recent Heyday Books anthology, New California Writing. In 2009 she won the UC Davis Maurice Prize in Fiction.

Released by IG Publishing in 2010, Quiet As They Come was a Finalist in First Fiction for The California Book Award and a Finalist in Fiction for the Northern California Independent Booksellers' Award. The San Francisco Chronicle described Chau's debut collection as "a powerful mix of tragedy and kindness, of miscommunications and all-too-painful empathy, which bound together are a resonating homage to many an immigrant."

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, eating with friends, surfing and swimming. She will always stop and drop everything for a good story. She is at work on a novel.


Q&A - An Interview with the Author

Write to Angie Chau: angiethu510@gmail.com