R.O. Kwon’s first novel, HEROICS, is forthcoming from Riverhead. She is a 2016 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOON, THE GUARDIAN, VICE, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, TIME, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, PLOUGHSHARES, THE BELIEVER, and elsewhere. Named one of NARRATIVE’S “30 Below 30” writers, she has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Omi International, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.