Jung Yun was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota.
She is the author of SHELTER (Picador, 2016), which was long-listed for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize and a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. Her work has appeared in Tin House, The Best of Tin House: Stories; The Massachusetts Review; The Indiana Review; The Atlantic; Public Books; and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is the recipient of artist grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council; an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize; and residential fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the National Humanities Center, the Ucross Foundation, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.
Jung is a proud resident of the city of Baltimore and an assistant professor of English at the George Washington University.