Susan Choi is the 29th Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence
Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indian, to a Korean father and the American daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants. She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell and worked as a fact-checker for the New Yorker.
Her first novel, The Foreign Student, was a finalist of the Discover Great New Writers Award at Barnes & Noble and won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel was a work of historical fiction, American Woman, and was selected as a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. In 2009, her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Susan Choi has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She was selected as the inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award in 2010. Currently, Susan resides in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Pete Wells, and their sons.
The Foreign Student (1998)
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from the New Yorker (ed. with David Remnick, 2000)
American Woman (2003)
A Person of Interest (2008)
My Education (2013)