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, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, TIME, THE BELIEVER, and elsewhere. Named one of NARRATIVE’S “30 Below 30” writers, she has received fellowships from Yaddo and Omi International, as well as scholarships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.