Paul Yoon

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Paul Yoon was born in New York City. His first book, Once the Shore, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book, a Best Debut of the Year by National Public Radio and won a 5 under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation. His novel, Snow Hunters, won the 2014 Young Lions Fiction Award. He is a former fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and his stories have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, VQR, the PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Short Stories. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University along with his wife, the writer Laura van den Berg.

Photograph by Peter Yoon

Books by this Author

Snow Hunters
Snow Hunters Special Signed Edition
Simon & Schuster 2013 Fiction Sampler


Paul Yoon on the inspiration for SNOW HUNTERS

In this elegant and highly anticipated debut novel, a Korean War refugee must confront the wreckage of his past as he begins a new life in Brazil.