Poets & Writers

R. O. Kwon

whose debut novel, The Incendiaries, is forthcoming from Riverhead Books in July.

INTRODUCED BY

Celeste Ng author of two novels, most recently Little Fires Everywhere, published by Penguin Press in 2017.

I first heard a snippet of R. O. Kwon’s nearly a decade ago, when I attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Kwon was one of the “waiters”—talented up-and-coming writers who attend the conference on work-study scholarships. One evening the waiters gave a reading; each

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