R.O. Kwon

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R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead (US) and Virago/Little Brown (UK). Kwon coedited the bestselling anthology Kink, which is published by Simon & Schuster (US) and Scribner (UK). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Paris Review, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. 


Cover Photo: an illustration of hands with deep pink fingernails holding an open book; on the left page is a picture of a pad of yellow paper filled with indistinguishable writing and a black pen and two crumpled sheets of yellow paper; on the right side is a photograph of the author, R.O. Kwon, in an oval frame
A Case Against Killing Your Darlings

I want any novel I write to be full of darlings. If possible, all darlings.

Apr 05, 2021