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Excerpt from novel, SHELTER

My first novel, SHELTER, was published by Picador in 2016. Working on this book deepened my admiration for my parents and other first-generation immigrants like them. Leaving one's homeland, even under the best of circumstances, is a potentially traumatic act, and the origins of many of the tensions in SHELTER can be traced back to the characters' arrival in the states and their misguided pursuit of the American dream. SHELTER was long-listed for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award, and a semi-finalist for the Good Reads Fiction Book of the Year.
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Essay from THE ATLANTIC

"My Fargo" is an essay that appeared in THE ATLANTIC in 2016. In it, I discuss the changing demographics of my hometown of Fargo, North Dakota, and the broader cultural implications of the state's participation in refugee resettlement programs.
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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... more

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