About Jimin

Jimin Han was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Providence, Rhode Island; Dayton, Ohio; and Jamestown, New York. She attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and earned an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Her writing can be found or is forthcoming at NPR’s “Weekend America,” Platypus Press’s Digital Shorts Series, Catapult Magazine, Poets & Writers Magazine, Electric Literature, Entropy, The Rumpus, Hyphen Magazine, Pleiades Blog, Kartika Review, KoreanAmericanStory.com, and elsewhere. A podcast on Love and Democracy is on Asian American Writers Workshop’s website.

A Small Revolution, her first novel, was among Entropy’s Best Fiction of 2017, Pleiades Editors’ Choice 2017, Redbook Magazine’s 20 Books By Women You Must Read This Spring, Buzzfeed’s 6 Binge-worthy Literary Books of May, CNN’s Summer Beach Reads, and Electric Literature’s list of 34 Books By Women of Color To Read This Year and list of Ten Galvanizing Books About Political Protest.

She teaches at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College and Pace University. She lives outside New York City with her husband and children.

Photo credit: Janice Chung

Sign up for my newsletter for exclusive updates and info! As a thank you, you’ll receive a behind the scenes pictorial of my trip to Korea that helped me in my research for The Apology.


Agent: Cynthia Manson, Cynthia Manson Literary Agency