About Tristan

Tristan Hui is a creative writer of long-form fiction. His first published novel is the award-winning "The Other Realm". For the past 2 years he has been working on his second novel, an adventure fantasy about war, youth, friendship, and love.

Tristan lives in Northern California with his family, and attends boarding school in Southern California. When he isn't writing he's doing homework while listening to old musicals, singing and playing his cello, or reading J.R.R. Tolkien.

Samples of his writing can be found on the Writing Portfolio tab of this site.


First Place Award Winner

Stone Soup Annual Book Contest (2020)

Silver Medal for Best Book by Youth Author

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards (2021)

Finalist for First Novel Under 50,000 Words

Next Generation Indie Book Awards (2021)

Writing Experience

826 Valencia


Writing Tutor. Taught students how to craft captivating narratives, characters, and settings through various writing techniques. 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students with their writing skills.

El Batidor


Contributing Author. Cate School newspaper. Wrote and published nonfiction articles covering wide range of topics from global warming to school traditions.

Polyphony Lit "How to be a Literary Editor"


High school and college students learn how to edit poetry, fiction,  and creative nonfiction. Received a Certificate of Completion and an invitation to join the Polyphony Lit editorial staff. 

Yale Young Writer's Workshop


Yale’s summer writing workshop for high school students aged 16-18. Writers chose from one of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The fiction workshops focus on writing compelling stories readers cannot put down and studying the craft of fiction. Participants also attend workshops on the craft of writing, genre workshops, open mics, faculty and visiting author readings, student readings, and learn about careers in writing.


Cate School, Carpinteria, CA

CLASS OF 2024 

Independent co-educational boarding school.


Stone Soup Publishing, Children's Arts Foundation


El Batidor, Cate School newspaper


Stone Soup Magazine



Expositional, analytical, and creative writing.

Editing, teaching, tutoring, public speaking.

Critical thinker, excellent communication skills, capable of self management.


Long-form fiction

Short story

Creative nonfiction



Intermediate Spanish and Mandarin Chinese, beginner Cantonese Chinese