James Yeh was born and raised in South Carolina.
He is a founding editor of the literary and arts magazine Gigantic. His stories appear in Tin House, Bomb, Vice, Tank (UK), Fence, Pen America, La Granada (Norway), HTMLGIANT, the anthology 30 Under 30, the Best American Poetry blog, and elsewhere, and he is a frequent contributor to NOON. His interviews, essays, and reporting have appeared or are forthcoming in the Believer, Vice, the Organist, Electric Literature, ’SUP Magazine, the Rumpus, and elsewhere. A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, he was named an inaugural Center for Fiction New York City Emerging Writers Fellow in 2011, and the writer-in-residence at the Hub City Writers Project in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in summer 2014. His story “9/16/10” was selected as a notable story in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011. He lives in Brooklyn.