Crystal Hana Kim

Honoree, 2022 5 Under 35

Crystal Hana Kim is the author of If You Leave Me, a Booklist Editor’s Choice title and named a best book of 2018 by over a dozen publications.
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If You Leave Me

ISBN 9780062645173 William Morrow / HarperCollins Publishers

An emotionally riveting debut novel about war, family, and forbidden love—the unforgettable saga of two ill-fated lovers in Korea and the heartbreaking choices they’re forced to make in the years surrounding the civil war that still haunts us today. More about this book >

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    Selected by Min Jin Lee author photo, credit Elena SeibertMin Jin Lee >

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Crystal Hana Kim

Crystal Hana Kim is the author of If You Leave Me, a Booklist Editor’s Choice title and named a best book of 2018 by over a dozen publications. She was a 2021 Jerome Hill Artist Finalist, a 2017 PEN America/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize winner, and has received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Jentel, and Hedgebrook. Her work has been published in Elle Magazine, The Paris Review, Guernica, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal. Crystal lives in Brooklyn, NY and teaches at Columbia University and Randolph College’s MFA program.

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