PEN America, the leading international human rights and literary organization asked me to talk with Hafizah Geter. So grateful for this honor. Here’s the interview.
I’ve always loved Poets & Writers– one of the first magazines on writers and writing that I bought when I first moved to NYC so I’m especially moved to have an excerpt of A SMALL REVOLUTION appear in the November/December 2017 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Thrilled that brilliant Courtney Maum, author of TOUCH, recommended A SMALL REVOLUTION as a best beach read over at CNN.
Joe Ponepinto offers a wonderful review A SMALL REVOLUTION in the Tahoma Literary Review.
Joyce Chen at Hyphen Magazine wrote a beautiful review.
Jung Yun, author of the stunning novel Shelter, gives the book its historical and political context in her brilliant review at Los Angeles Review of Books
Leland Cheuk, amazing author of Letters from Dinosaurs & The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong, wrote a great review of A Small Revolution over at Electric Literature
Honored that wonderful Karissa Chen published an excerpt of A Small Revolution in Hyphen Magazine
Loved talking with lovely Terry Hong over at Bloom in a Q&A that covered a lot of years.
Westchester is a pretty great place to live. I got to talk about why with terrific Wee Westchester
Interview with the fantastic writer Annabel Monaghan appeared in the Rye Record today, April 22, 2017.
So excited that Little A is included in this list and A SMALL REVOLUTION mentioned over at The Great 2017 Indie Press Preview.
My postcard was included in this LitHub presentation of writers protesting the defunding of the NEA and NEH – LitHub – Writers Respond
“This book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride…” – 20 Books By Women You Must Read This Spring, Redbook Magazine
“In this compact debut novel, a young woman receives a swift education in love, violence, and the politics of 1980s Korea.” – Kirkus Reviews
“I’d compiled a more robust lineup. It then occurred to me that other readers and reviewers who also care about diversity in books might like having such a list.” – R.O. Kwon, 34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year, Electric Literature
Buzzfeed included A SMALL REVOLUTION on its list! 6 Binge-Worthy Literary Books of May.
“No matter the shotguns of abuse or the bullets of tyranny. It’s the courage of voices like Yoona, and Jimin Han, that force change. I couldn’t stop reading A Small Revolution once I began.” – Review of A Small Revolution at Entropy Magazine by the great Peter Tieryas
Honored and thrilled to announce advance praise for A Small Revolution from some super talents:
“We’ve all wondered what it’s like inside the rooms where the horrors unfold. Jimin Han’s relentless, timely A Small Revolution grabs you by the collar and pulls you inside, then back through her sympathetic character’s history to answer that question: How does a good girl end up inside a brutal disaster? How does young love become a mirage of political activism—and accident become hostage-taking and murder? Open the book; remember to breathe.”
—Gwendolen Gross, author of When She Was Gone and The Orphan Sister
“On the heels of South Korea’s 1980s-era pro-democracy uprisings, Jimin Han’s gripping debut novel, A Small Revolution, explores the volatile space between love and loss, desperation and deed.”
—Julie Iromuanya, author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor, a finalist for the 2016 PEN/Faulkner Award and the 2016 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction
“Jimin Han’s debut novel, A Small Revolution, is a riveting and mysterious tale of young love, political intrigue, family secrets, and dangerous obsession rendered in prose so gripping I couldn’t put it down.”
—Joy Castro, author of The Truth Book and Hell or High Water
“With exquisite precision, Jimin Han’s A Small Revolution transforms the claustrophobic confines of an unfolding hostage crisis into an expansive meditation on the collisions between past and present, hope and fear, life and death. Elegant, elegiac, and unsettling, each new page offers insight and revelation.”
—Steve Edwards, author of Breaking into the Backcountry
“Jimin Han’s A Small Revolution packs a big punch. With a front story taken from the headlines of gunmen on college campuses and a haunting backstory of events in Korea, our protagonist is forced into walking a tightrope between two worlds, as well as the past and present.”
—Alan Russell, author of Lost Dog and Guardians of the Night
This interview with Joy Castro:
“Right now, I’m hot for Elena Ferrante and Clarice Lispector, as many avid readers are. Jimin Han’s debut novel, A Small Revolution, will be out soon from Little A, and I think there’s going to be a lot of excitement when it drops. It’s about Korean politics, young love, and obsession.”