Susan Choi

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“It was only after Hendley was bombed that Lee was forced to admit to himself just how much he’d disliked him: a raw, never-mined vein of thought in an instant laid bare by the force of explosion.”

Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indiana, and was raised there and in Houston, Texas. After studying at Yale (literature) and Cornell (writing), she worked for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize.

Her work has appeared in publications including Vogue, Tin House, Allure, O and The New York Times. She has been praised for having “the all-too-rare talent of making the political feel unsettlingly personal.” A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Pete Wells, and their sons Dexter and Elliot.

See what others are saying:

Susan Choi’s Nowhere Man Gets Blasted Into a New Life in A Person of Interest
By Elizabeth Hand. The Village Voice, Jan. 22, 2008

Presumed Guilty
By Francine Prose. The New York Times, Feb. 17, 2008

Other books by this author
book The Foreign Student
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book American Woman
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