Jung Yun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. After graduating from Vassar College and the University of Pennsylvania, she moved to New York City, where she worked for not-for-profit organizations such as Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Public Library. In 2002, she relocated to Western Massachusetts to pursue her M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she currently works as a faculty developer. Her work has appeared in Tin House (the “Emerging Voices” issue); The Best of Tin House: Stories, edited by Dorothy Allison; and The Massachusetts Review; and she is a recipient of an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize and an Artists Fellowship in Fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband. SHELTER is her first novel. Visit her at www.JungYun.info.
Jung Yun's powerful debut, Shelter, chronicles a family trying to deal with the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, while also coming to terms with the unspoken violence and pain of their past. The book is a portrait of how trauma is passed through families intergenerationally. We are excited to bring you the full first chapter of the book.
-- Karissa Chen, Fiction and Poetry Editor