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Jung Yun

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Jung Yun was born in South Korea, raised in North Dakota, and has lived in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and most recently, Baltimore, Maryland, where she currently resides. Her short fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Best of Tin House: Stories, and The Massachusetts Review.

Her first novel, Shelter (Picador), was an Amazon Best Book of the Month selection in two categories (Literature/Fiction and Mysteries/Thrillers/Suspense), a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, an Indie Next selection, an Apple iBooks' Best Books of the Month selection, and a Goodreads Best Books of the Month selection. It was also long-listed for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, a semi-finalist for Good Reads' Best Fiction
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Jung Yun Thanks so much for your kind note and for asking what I'm up to these days. I'm hard at work on book #2 but it's a challenging one, structurally and…moreThanks so much for your kind note and for asking what I'm up to these days. I'm hard at work on book #2 but it's a challenging one, structurally and thematically speaking, so I'm definitely taking my time with it. No pub date yet, but soon, I hope. Thanks in the meantime for recommending Shelter to others. I really do appreciate it! (less)
Jung Yun For me, writing is about asking questions that I find deeply interesting but have no "true" answers, so I write to find an answer that feels true and…moreFor me, writing is about asking questions that I find deeply interesting but have no "true" answers, so I write to find an answer that feels true and meaningful to me. In the case of SHELTER, I really wanted to understand how an estranged family with a long history of abuse could recover from a random act of violence. Thanks for your question, Callixta. (less)
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“At twenty two, he didn't have the foresight to understand how one decision could affect so many others. Now that he's older and everything has settled into a just-tolerable state of atrophy, the options he once had-options that his young students still have- feel like they've passed him by.”
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Charles Porter Thank you for asking me to be your GR friend. I live in Dartmouth, Mass. in the summer and am a fan of a lot of New England stories, even though my own stay in S. Florida for now. Wonder if you've ever heard of a book called, Moon Tide, by Dawn Trip? Charles Porter


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