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Nami Mun

Artist in Residence

Biography

Nami Mun was raised in Seoul, South Korea and Bronx, New York. She is the author of the novel Miles from Nowhere, which received a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award, a University of Michigan's Hopwood Award, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. Some of Nami's honors include The Rackham Merit Fellowship from University of Michigan, The Simon Blattner Fellowship from Northwestern University, and support from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Bread Loaf and Tin House. Miles from Nowhere became a national bestseller; it was selected as an IndieNext Pick, as well as Editors' Choice and Top Ten First Novels by Booklist. Nami's work can be found in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Granta, Tin House, The Iowa Review, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, and Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, among others. She's currently an Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern University. Previously, she has worked as an Avon Lady, a street vendor, a photojournalist, a waitress, an activities coordinator for a nursing home, and a criminal defense investigator.

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