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 in NOON, THE GUARDIAN, VICE, TIN HOUSE, PLOUGHSHARES, THE BELIEVER, and elsewhere. Named one of NARRATIVE’S “30 Below 30” writers, she has received fellowships from Yaddo, Omi International, the Norman Mailer Writers Colony, the Steinbeck Fellows Program, and the Elizabeth George Foundation, as well as scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.