Eugenia Kim is the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who went to America shortly after the Pacific War. An MFA graduate of Bennington College, she has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings. THE CALLIGRAPHER'S DAUGHTER is her first novel, and she is working on her second.
Eugenia teaches creative writing at Fairfield University's low-residency MFA program, which meets twice a year on a stunning tiny monastic island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. She is The 2012 Eli Cantor Fellow at the Corporation of Yaddo, the 2011 Stanford Calderwood Fellow at The MacDowell Colony, and a fellow at Hedgebrook.
She lives in Washington, DC, meaning she is one of 500,000 U.S. citizens who have no vote in congress.