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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Catherine Chung  

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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: Evanston, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Chung was born in Evanston and graduated from the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Catherine Chung has been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a Granta New Voice, and a Director's Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She has a degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and worked at a think tank in Santa Monica before receiving her MFA from Cornell University. She has published work in The New York Times and Granta, and is a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. She lives in New York City.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- *Best Book of 2012 - San Francisco Chronicle, Booklist, and Bookpage, Forgotten Country

-- *Starred Reviews - Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist , Forgotten Country

-- *Honorable Mention - PEN/Hemingway Award , Forgotten Country

-- *Starred Review - Publishers Weekly and Kirkus , The Tenth Muse