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Eugenia Kim

Biography

Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim's debut novel, THE CALLIGRAPHER'S DAUGHTER, won the 2009 Borders Original Voices Award, was shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a critics' pick by The Washington Post. Her stories have appeared in Asia Literary Review, Washington City Paper, Raven Chronicles and elsewhere. Kim teaches Fairfield University's MFA Creative Writing Program and lives in Washington, DC.

Photo Credit: Karen Sayre Photography

Books by Eugenia Kim

by Eugenia Kim - Fiction

In 1948 Najin and Calvin Cho, with their young daughter Miran, travel from South Korea to the United States in search of new opportunities. Najin and Calvin make the difficult decision to leave their infant daughter, Inja, behind with their extended family; soon, they hope, they will return to her. But then war breaks out in Korea, and there is no end in sight to the separation. Miran grows up in prosperous American suburbia, under the shadow of the daughter left behind, as Inja grapples in her war-torn land with ties to a family she doesn’t remember. Najin and Calvin desperately seek a reunion with Inja, but are the bonds of love strong enough to reconnect their family over distance, time and war?