Nami Mun





Nami Mun


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Nami Mun grew up in Seoul, South Korea and Bronx, New York. For her first book, Miles from Nowhere, she received a Whiting Award and a Pushcart Prize, and was shortlisted for the Orange Award and the Asian American Literary Award. Miles From Nowhere became a national bestseller within first weeks of publication and was selected as "Editors’ Choice" and "Top Ten First Novels" by Booklist, "Best Fiction of 2009 So Far by Amazon," and as an Indie Next Pick. Chicago Magazine named her "Best New Novelist of 2009."

Previously, Nami has worked as an Avon Lady, a street vendor, a photojournalist, a waitress, an activities coordinator for a nursing home, and a criminal defense investigator. After earning a GED, she went on to get a BA in English from
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Miles from Nowhere

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“He had no idea that grief was a reward. That it only came to those who were loyal, to those who loved more than they were capable of. ”
Nami Mun, Miles from Nowhere

“Hope was based on the unknown, and I liked knowing things. Like that I was going to fail. Failure had better odds. ”
Nami Mun, Miles from Nowhere

“Life's only as bad as you make it out to be. It's go nothing to do with the way it is.”
Nami Mun, Miles from Nowhere

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