Heinz Insu Fenkl left Korea when he was twelve. His family
eventually settled in Castroville, California. An award-winning
writer and translator, and a former Fulbright Scholar in Korea, he
now teaches Creative Writing, Asian American Literature, and Korean
Literature at Vassar College. He lives in Poughkeepsie, New
Susan Choi was born in Indiana and raised in Texas, the daughter of a Korean father and a Russian-Jewish mother. She holds an undergraduate degree from Yale and an M.F.A. from Cornell. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian American Literary Award. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A Person of Interest is her third book.
Written in a mood of total austerity; and yet the passion of the book is perpetually beating up against its seemingly barren surface ... I am deeply moved -- Philip Roth