January 2020

Hudson Valley, New York, Spring 2019. Photo credit: Peter Yoon

Paul Yoon was born in New York City. His first book, ONCE THE SHORE, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Debut of the Year by National Public Radio. His novel, SNOW HUNTERS, won the 2014 Young Lions Fiction Award, and his most recent book, THE MOUNTAIN, was a National Public Radio Best Book of the Year.

A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a 5 under 35 award from the National Book Foundation, and a fellowship from the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, he is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University along with his wife, the fiction writer Laura van den Berg.