Nicole Chung

Instructor & Writer
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Nicole Chung is the author of All You Can Ever Know, a national bestseller and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the new memoir A Living Remedy. Find her on Twitter: @nicolesjchung


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Cover Photo: A photograph of the writer's kitchen table, with her laptop on top, and her golden retriever tucked into a corner behind her chair
Writing in the Kitchen, in the Presence of Those I Love Most

Maybe I’m just not a writer who’s meant to work in peace and quiet, as lovely as that sounds.

Mar 10, 2022
Cover Photo: a photograph of author Ye Chun against a backdrop of trees with the image of her book, HAO, inset on the right
“Through writing this book, I’ve come to decide that I’m no longer a foreigner in this land”: A Conversation with Ye Chun

“Although my main characters find themselves in difficult circumstances, they are not passive. They resist, confront, and sometimes arrive at moments of transcendence.”

Sep 07, 2021
Cover Photo: on the left, a photo of author, poet, and journalist Clint Smith; on the right, the cover of his new book, HOW THE WORD IS PASSED: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America
“I hope people consider the different ways history can be told”: A Conversation with Clint Smith

“Who we are, what our identities and backgrounds and politics are, all of these things animate how we experience a place.”

Jun 09, 2021
Cover Photo: oval photograph of Soft Skull Press editor-in-chief Mensah Demary, outlined in blue and set against a coral background scattered with books stacks and the Soft Skull logo (a large black ant)
Editor-in-Chief Mensah Demary on Growing Soft Skull Press as a Literary Home for Creative, Risk-Taking Writers

“Sometimes I think this is my only role as an editor: to convince the world, starting with the publisher, that a book should exist.”

Apr 29, 2021
Cover Photo: comic panel-style illustration with a photograph of the interview subject, journalist Ed Yong, inset on the right in a green cutout star shape, with the Atlantic logo in the upper left corner, against a teal-blue background
How Science Journalist Ed Yong Helps Readers Make Sense of the World

“If you do it well, science writing trains you to grapple with uncertainty, to embrace nuance, to run toward complexity, to try hard to make sense of the world.”

Apr 09, 2021
Cover Photo: an illustration of a table and chairs; table has resting on it a vase of orange and yellow flowers, a multicolored stack of books, a cup of coffee in a yellow mug, and a yellow book standing upright that has the Catapult name and logo visible on the cover
Cover Photo: photo of Catapult creative director Nicole Caputo working at her desk, with laptop, designs, and book covers
“It’s a great honor to lay eyes on a writer’s work and help give it a visual identity”: Nicole Caputo on Art, Design, and the First Year of the Catapult Artist Program

“Because Catapult is multifaceted, because our content spans so many subjects, it seemed the Catapult Artist program would really be an extension of what the magazine was already doing.”

Oct 31, 2019
Cover Photo: Library Bar | Gerald, bring me the GOOD port
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Launched This Week: June 5th-9th

A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.

Jun 09, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Launched This Week: May 29th-June 2nd

A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.

Jun 02, 2017