Eugenia Kim

EUGENIA KIM’s debut novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won the 2009 Borders Original Voices Award, was shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was a critics’ pick by The Washington Post. Her stories have appeared in Asia Literary Review, Washington City Paper, Raven Chronicles and elsewhere. Kim teaches in Fairfield University’s MFA Creative Writing Program and lives in Washington, D.C. Her latest book, The Kinship of Secrets, is available in stores and online — for more information, visit Author photo credit: Karen Sayre.

November Lit: Excerpt from "THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS" by Eugenia Kim

An excerpt from THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS, a story of a family torn apart by the Korean War.

Eugenia Kim's powerful second novel, THE KINSHIP OF SECRETS, is the story of a family torn apart by the Korean War. Inspired by a true story, Kim's narrative alternates between two sisters — Miran and Inja — and spans continents, decades and cultures. We are so excited to bring you the first two chapters of the book.

— Jung Yun, Fiction Editor