Ms. Kao Kalia Yang

Minnesota, United States

Member Since: 09/04/2014

is the author of the award-winning book, The Latehomecomer:  A Hmong Family Memoir.  Yang is a Hmong-American writer who graduated from Carleton College and Columbia University's MFA Program in Creative Nonfiction Writing.  She just finished her second work, Still, Fluttering Heart:  The Second Album.  Yang is a sought after teacher and public speaker.  She works from Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Twitter Username: @kaokaliayang


  • The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir , Coffee House Press (April 1, 2008)
  • Still, Fluttering Heart: The Second Album (Forthcoming)


  • McKnight Artist Fellowship(2013)
  • Minnesota Artist Initiative Award(2013)


  • Writer, Teacher, Public Speaker


  • Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies from Carleton College (June 2003)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University's School of the Arts (May 2005)

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Children's literature , Poetry