Henry Lien

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What I Write

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Please visit http://www.henrylien.com to read or listen to a few of my published works for free.

What I Write

Henry Lien is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop, Seattle. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning PEASPROUT CHEN middle grade fantasy series, which he began writing under the guidance of George R.R. Martin, Kelly Link, and Chuck Palahniuk at Clarion West. His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF, and he is a four-time Nebula/Norton Award finalist. Henry also teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers Program and won the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year award. Henry has previously worked as an attorney and fine art dealer. Born in Taiwan, Henry currently lives in Hollywood. Hobbies include writing and performing campy science fiction/fantasy anthems, and losing Nebula/Norton Awards. http://www.henrylien.com


Asimov’s, Dec. 2013 — “Pearl Rehabilitative Colony for Ungrateful Daughters” (Nebula finalist)

Interfictions, Fall 2013 — “Supplemental Declaration of Henry Lien”

Analog, Jan./Feb. 2015 — “The Great Leap of Shin”

The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar./Apr. 2015 — “Bilingual”

Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, May 2015 — “The Shadow You Cast Is Me”

Asimov’s, Jun. 2015 — “The Ladies’ Aquatic Gardening Society” (Nebula finalist)

Holt/Macmillan, April 2018 — PEASPROUT CHEN, FUTURE LEGEND OF SKATE AND SWORD (Norton finalist)

Holt/Macmillan, January 2019 — PEASPROUT CHEN: BATTLE OF CHAMPIONS (Norton finalist)

My Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

My Write-A-Thon goal is to complete an outline and two songs for my new project, a middle grade science fiction musical novel.

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