John Chu is the author of the 2014 Hugo winner for Best Short Story, "The Water That Falls on You from Nowhere," which has been anthologized in Wilde Stories 2014 (Berman, ed.). His other short fiction has appeared in Bloody Fabulous (Sedia, ed.), The Time Traveler's Almanac (VanderMeer and VanderMeer, ed.), Boston Review, Asimov's, Apex, and Tor.com among other places. His short story "Hold-time Violations" is forthcoming at Tor.com.

He has narrated stories for EscapePod, PseudoPod, PodCastle, and Lightspeed and he translates stories from Chinese into English. He attended Viable Paradise X (2006)and the 2010 Clarion Writers Workshop and is currently a member of the BRAWL writers' group.