Victoria Namkung

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Victoria Namkung is a Los Angeles-based author and journalist whose work is featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, VICE, Washington Post, USA Today, and InStyle, among other publications. She's appeared at UNC Charlotte, LitFest Pasadena, Bad Advice From Bad Women, Mixed Remixed, and the Asian American Journalists Association, and on BBC World Report, SIRIUSXM, and That's Racist with Mike Epps. She's the author of the 2015 novel, The Things We Tell Ourselves (Standard Time Press), and These Violent Delights (Griffith Moon), published in the fall of 2017.

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These Violent Delights

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The Things We Tell Ourselves

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THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS is out in paperback on 5/1!

I'm excited that the paperback of THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS is out on Tuesday!

The Los Angeles Review of Books says, "With a pitch-perfect insight Namkung charts the ranges of emotions, justifications, and equivocations that a predator's actions have provoked in the lives of others."

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