Nami Mun Reading

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The Creative Writing Program presents a free reading by fiction writer Nami Mun. Mun's first novel, Miles from Nowhere, received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Hopwood Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. The novel focuses on Joon, a Korean immigrant teenager who becomes homeless in the Bronx of the 1980s. "Like Holden [Caulfied]," Chicago Public Radio noted, "Joon is acutely sensitive with a dead-on, deadpan wit, a longing for truth, and a terrible fear of never knowing love...she embodies life’s insistence, and our astonishing capacity for not only survival, but also transformation."

Mun's stories have been published in The New York Times, Granta, Tin House, The Iowa Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere. She is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.

Munn will also take audience questions and sign books.

Presented by the Edelstein-Keller Visiting Writer series and the Department of English SEE Budget (Supplies, Equipment, and other Expenses). Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations necessary.
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By: University of Minnesota English