On 2/23/2021, Hunter hosted this public program.
R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, was published by Riverhead (US) and Virago/Little Brown (UK), and is being translated into seven languages. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, The Incendiaries received the Housatonic Book Award and was a finalist or nominated for seven other prizes, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best First Book and Los Angeles Times First Book Prize. Kwon was named one of four “writers to watch” by The New York Times. She coedited Kink, which is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster in 2021.
Kwon’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, on NPR, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Born in Seoul, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States.
Watch the program below.