Nami Mun grew up in Seoul, South Korea and the Bronx. For her first book, Miles from Nowhere, she received a Whiting Award and a Pushcart Prize, and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and the Asian American Literary Award. Miles from Nowhere was selected as Editors’ Choice and Top Ten First Novels by Booklist; as Best Fiction of 2009 So Far by Amazon; and as an Indie Next Pick. Chicago magazine named her Best New Novelist of 2009. She is currently an assistant professor of creative writing in Chicago.