Rowan is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. She has a BA from Columbia University, a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is working on a PhD at the University of East Anglia. Her work has appeared in, among other places, NPR’s Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, the Tin House Open Bar, and The Indiana Review. She is a 2015 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop.