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Colloquium with R.O. Kwon, the Stein Visiting Writer

Wed February 21st 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Event Sponsor
Creative Writing Program
Margaret Jacks Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 460, Stanford, CA 94305
Terrace Room (Room 426)

Smeeta Mahanti

The Creative Writing Program is pleased to announce the next event with the Stein Visiting Writer: A Colloquium with R.O. Kwon.

This event is open to Stanford affiliates and the general public. Registration is encouraged but not required. Boxed lunches to follow. Register here


R.O. Kwon's nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, has been translated into seven languages and was named a best book of the year by over forty publications. The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award. Kwon and Garth Greenwell coedited the bestselling Kink, a New York Times Notable Book and the recipient of the inaugural Joy Award. Kwon's next novel, Exhibit, is publishing in 2024.

Kwon's writing has appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, New Yorker, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Born in Seoul, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States.

Kwon is this year's Stein Visiting Writer. Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes distinguished writers to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Isaac and Madeline Stein.