Hi Everyone!

I’m thrilled to welcome Caroline Kim on the podcast today! We will be reviewing her story “Motherhood” which is available for free from August 1st-31st on the Story Magazine website. Thank you, Michael Nye!

Caroline is also the winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for her collection, The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories. I was blown away by the whole book, and highly recommend it. Check it out at Bookshop here here or Amazon here.

Before listening to the podcast, please read “Motherhood” here.

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In September, I’ll be talking to Jason Ockert. Stay tuned for more information!

Happy summer to you all!


PS: If you aren’t a member of George Saunders’ Substack, and you are a short story writer, you are missing out! It’s the ultimate master class with the master! Also, gazillions of his followers recommended stories last week on his site, and who was there? Claire Keegan (!!!) recommending this one:

CAROLINE KIM is the author of a collection of short stories about the Korean diaspora, The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories, which won the 2020 Drue Heinz Prize in Literature, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, the Janet Heidinger Award for Fiction, and was long listed for both the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and The Story Prize. She has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Michigan where she was a recipient of a Hopwood Award and an MA in Fiction from UT Austin where she was a Michener Fellow. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Georgia Review, New England Review, Story, TriQuarterly, Lithub, The Rumpus, The Millions, Pleiades, Porter House Review, MANOA, The Michigan Quarterly Review, Spinning Jenny, Meridian, Faultline, Pidgeonholes, The Bare Life Review, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. She has lived on the East Coast, Midwest, and Texas but now makes her home in Northern California with her family. ​