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Thursday, October 10 • 9:00pm - 10:15pm
Searching For Answers in South Korea

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Livestreamed across continents, Eugenia Kim and Alice Stephens discuss their Korean roots and the ways in which identity and personal experience have shaped their latest novels. Kim’s The Kinship of Secrets tells the story of two sisters separated by half a world and the Korean War, and how their vastly different upbringings affect their identities and their family ties. In Stephens’ debut novel Famous Adopted People, two friends, both Korean adoptees of white parents, search for the answers to their past and must grapple with what their identity means to them. This event is in partnership with Mason Korea’s Sondong campus and will be livestreamed. 

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Eugenia Kim

Eugenia Kim’s debut novel, The Calligrapher’s Daughter, won the Borders Original Voices Award, was shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was a Washington Post Best Historical Novel and Critic’s Pick. Her second novel, The Kinship of Secrets, received a starred... Read More →
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Alice Stephens

Born in Korea, Alice Stephens was among the first generation of transnational, interracial adoptees. Her work has appeared in Urban Mozaik, Flung, Banana Writers, and the Washington Independent Review of Books, which publishes her monthly column, Alice in Wordland. She lives with... Read More →



Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00pm - 10:15pm
Merten Hall, Room 1201 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
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