Debut novelist R.O. Kwon will read from and discuss her new novel The Incendiaries about faith, loss of faith, and "the imaginative chasms between rational and fanatic world views."
Born in South Korea, R.O. Kwon has lived mostly in the United States since the age of three. Her loss of faith in her family's Catholicism, and the desolation of losing what she calls the joy of believing in God, something she did not find represented in literature, led to her work on this novel over many years.
An NEA Literature Fellow, Kwon has been published in The Guardian, Vice, Time, Noon, Electric Literature, BuzzFeed, and Playboy. She has received awards from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Omni International, the Steinbeck Center, and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony.
Wednesday, November 14 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Cheever Room in Finn House
102 West Wiggin Street, Gambier, OH 43022