Eugenia Kim is the daughter of Korean immigrant parents who came to America shortly after the Pacific War. She has published short stories and essays in journals and anthologies, including Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writings. An MFA graduate of Bennington College, Eugenia teaches fiction at Fairfield University's MFA Creative Writing Program. She lives in Washington, D.C. The Calligrapher’s Daughter is her first novel.