#177 – Author Chat w/ Vanessa Hua

On this episode, we welcome author Vanessa Hua back to the podcast to chat about her newest book Forbidden City, a historical fiction novel about a young woman who becomes a confidant of Chairman Mao during the Cultural Revolution. We catch up with Vanessa about what she’s been up to since we last chatted, and learn more about how and why she decided to write a story about one of the most turbulent times in modern Chinese history. 

Follow Vanessa on twitter at @vanessa_hua and check out her new book Forbidden City on sale May 10, 2022!

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