Stein Visiting Writers
Each year, the Creative Writing Program welcomes a distinguished writer to teach a Stanford writing seminar to undergraduates. These unique classes are kept small--limited to no more than 15 students--and they focus on a subject of the writer’s expertise and choosing. These seminars are made possible with the generous support of Isaac and Madeline Stein.
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.
English 190V Reading for Writers: Korean Stories
Squid Game, Blackpink, Parasite, BTS—the influence and popularity of Korean culture have been growing throughout the world, very much including in literature. In this class, we'll read fiction, nonfiction, graphic literature, and poetry from Korean writers in Korea as well as those in the diaspora. The reading is interdisciplinary, but this is a fiction course: we'll work rigorously on short pieces of our own fiction.
|Stein Visiting Writers
|Andrew Sean Greer
|Lan Samantha Chang and Camille T. Dungy
|No Stein Visiting Writer this year
|Ron Carlson and Rebecca Solnit
|Stuart Dybek and Rebecca Solnit
|Larissa MacFarquhar and Philip Gourevitch
|Joyce Carol Oates
|Maxine Hong Kingston