R.O. Kwon’s first novel, HEROICS, is forthcoming from Riverhead. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in NOON, THE GUARDIAN, VICE, TIME, ELECTRIC LITERATURE, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Omi International, and the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.