Cover Photo: a large warm wooden desk with a laptop stand, laptop, lamp, breast pump, painting, papers, and pen atop; desk is pushed against a white wall decorated with lemon decals
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Where Crystal Hana Kim Writes

Before, this room was full of books, a reading chair, plants. Now we’ve got a crib, a changing table, a glider. I’ve kept my desk, though.

Photograph courtesy of the author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Photograph courtesy of the author


Crystal Hana Kim is the author of If You Leave Me, which was a Booklist Editor’s Choice title and named a best book of 2018 by over ten publications, including The Washington Post. She was a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Finalist and a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner. She teaches at Columbia University and is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal.