Joy Huang-Iris

Writer of [generally] long-form fiction 

Upcoming novel: The Balance Tips (Interlude Press, October 2021)



The Balance Tips

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The View from Here



"Ava Ling Magee, the central figure in Joy Huang Stoffers's debut novel, is a work in progress. She struggles to come to terms with a domineering mother and an absent father, with self-doubt, with being a friend and having friends, with shocks that emerge from the past. Stoffers weaves an engaging tale about searching for identity and growing toward self-knowledge and independence."

Paul Spickard, author of Race in Mind, and Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, UC Santa Barbara

"How exciting to see Joy Huang Stoffers join the ranks of writers like Sarah Jamila Stevenson and Matt de la Pena who write about the challenges of being a mixed-race teen. Anyone who has lived betwixt and between cultures and racial identities will find their stories reflected here in this honest and enriching tale."

Heidi W. Durrow, author of the New York Times bestseller The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

"Whasian deftly tackles the difficult task of naming an identity that continues to be invisible; we mixed race Asian Americans have found a powerful voice in Joy Huang Stoffers, who, as she tells her story, reveals so many of ours."

Wei Ming Dariotis, co-editor of War Baby/ Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art, and Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, SFSU



Joy Huang-Iris (pronouns they/them) was raised in New Jersey by a Taiwanese mother and a white father. They hold a BA in English from Rutgers University and an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University in the UK. Whasian (Harken Media, 2015) was their debut novel. Huang-Iris's second novel, The Balance Tips, is slated for release in October 2021 (Interlude Press). Their writing has been featured in The Shanghai Literary ReviewThe Black Scholar, and Side B Magazine.


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