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 online at NPR’s “Weekend America,” Platypus Press’s Digital Shorts Series, Poets & Writers Magazine, 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, Scarsdale Library’s Writers Center, and the annual Young Writers’ Conference, and lives outside New York City with her husband and children.