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Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim, an MFA graduate of Bennington College, has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and son. She is the author of the novel The Calligrapher's Daughter.

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Where are you from?
I have a friend, a gorgeous woman of color with turquoise eyes, who answers this question with another: how far back? Far enough, and you and I are relatives. More recently, in 1948, my Korean parents traveled to America for a year’s visit. The outbreak of the Korean War kept them here. I was born in New York, the last of six, have lived in a few other states and have been a District of Columbia resident for most of my life. Like half a million other DC residents, I pay federal taxes but have neither a vote in the House nor the Senate. Please write to your congressional representatives and ask them to support congressional voting rights for District of Columbia citizens like me.

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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

A sweeping debut novel, inspired by the life of the author’s mother, about a young woman who dares to fight for a brighter future in occupied KoreaIn early-twentieth-century Korea,...

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