R. O. Kwon’s first novel, THE INCENDIARIES, is forthcoming from Riverhead in July of 2018. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared in THE GUARDIAN, VICE, NOON, TIME, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, PLAYBOY, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Omi International, and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.