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Jihyun Yun is a Korean-American writer from the San Francisco Bay Area.

A winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, her full length collection SOME ARE ALWAYS HUNGRY was published by The University of Nebraska Press in September 2020. Her debut young adult novel AND THE RIVER DRAGS YOU DOWN is forthcoming with Knopf BFYR/ Penguin Random House (US) and Rock The Boat/ OneWorld (UK) in fall, 2025

A recipient of various grants and fellowships, she received her BA in Psychology from UC Davis, and her MFA from New York University. Originally from California, she now resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jihyun is represented by Serene Hakim and Annie Hwang at Ayesha Pande Literary

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