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ro.kwon

R.O. Kwon Debut novel, THE INCENDIARIES, forthcoming in July 2018 from @riverheadbooks (US) & @viragopress (UK). @neaarts Literature Fellow. Twitter: @rokwon https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/books/4-writers-to-watch-this-summer.html
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ro.kwon

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R.O. Kwon
I’ve been married for ten years today! Truly bewildered by this, like, why must time rush forward, why does death insist on drawing ever closer, M. & I better get to die together, I sure a.f. don’t want him going anywhere but also of course it’d be unkind of me to wish to die first, thereby leaving HIM a—
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Well, so, here’s a picture of my parents dancing at our wedding! Before this night, I’d never seen my mother do such a thing. She danced & danced. “I didn’t know you love dancing,” I said.
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“There’s a lot you don’t know about me,” she said.
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I’ve been married for ten years today! truly bewildered by this, like, why must time rush forward, why does death insist on drawing ever closer, m. & i better get to die together, i sure a.f. don’t want him going anywhere but also of course it’d be unkind of me to wish to die first, thereby leaving him a—
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well, so, here’s a picture of my parents dancing at our wedding! before this night, i’d never seen my mother do such a thing. she danced & danced. “i didn’t know you love dancing,” i said.
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“there’s a lot you don’t know about me,” she said.
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R.O. Kwon
Was feeling so low yesterday because of the news, this country, then I went to Lauren Groff’s splendid, galvanizing FLORIDA reading at @booksonthepark, with its standing-room-only crowd, & hung out with @esmewwang & @fleitasactual, & all of this was the best possible antidote to sadness. ❤️ San Francisco, I love you. (Second 📷: @fleitasactual)
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Was feeling so low yesterday because of the news, this country, then i went to lauren groff’s splendid, galvanizing florida reading at @booksonthepark, with its standing-room-only crowd, & hung out with @esmewwang & @fleitasactual , & all of this was the best possible antidote to sadness. ❤️ san francisco, i love you. (second 📷: @fleitasactual )
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R.O. Kwon
❤️ I don’t think I had any real idea, before this year, of how many people are involved in getting a book out into the world. It’s a lot, and a lot to be grateful for; feeling mightily thankful for these generous pre-release lists and thoughts from @poetswritersinc, @bostonglobe, @buzzfeed, @fodorstravel, @popsugar, @kenyonreview, The Rumpus, @bookishhq, @slate’s The Waves, & @paperbackparis! 🎉💛 (Carouseled in reverse chronological order, more or less.)
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❤️ i don’t think i had any real idea, before this year, of how many people are involved in getting a book out into the world. it’s a lot, and a lot to be grateful for; feeling mightily thankful for these generous pre-release lists and thoughts from @poetswritersinc, @bostonglobe, @buzzfeed, @fodorstravel, @popsugar, @kenyonreview, the rumpus, @bookishhq, @slate’s the waves, & @paperbackparis! 🎉💛 (carouseled in reverse chronological order, more or less.)
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Hello, i’m a frog 🐸
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📚 Working on an essay about the two-plus years I kept all my books spine-in & my EXCELLENT reasons for doing so, will this be the most controversial thing I’ve ever written y/n?
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📚 working on an essay about the two-plus years i kept all my books spine-in & my excellent reasons for doing so, will this be the most controversial thing i’ve ever written y/n?
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#booksbooksbooks #shelfie #bookstagram #bookshelf #instabooks #booksofinstagram
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R.O. Kwon
The other night, mildly inebriated, I found myself locked in a conversation that consisted entirely of me & a friend enthusing about this book & how funny it is, & how brilliant. How singular & thrilling & haunting. How very often we feel compelled to recommend it to others. Just spent some time revisiting the book & hey I find I stand by everything I said.
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The other night, mildly inebriated, i found myself locked in a conversation that consisted entirely of me & a friend enthusing about this book & how funny it is, & how brilliant. how singular & thrilling & haunting. how very often we feel compelled to recommend it to others. just spent some time revisiting the book & hey i find i stand by everything i said.
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#goodbyevitamin #bookstagram #2017books #instabooks
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R.O. Kwon
It’s still so strange to see my novel, which was so private for so very long, making its way into the world. Pretty much every time I see it online, I involuntarily yelp, or I jump, & I’m hoping I can develop at least a little chill before it publishes, or book-touring’s going to get weird.
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💗 So very & I mean very grateful for these heartening pre-publication thoughts, lists, & shoutouts from @am2dm, @entertainmentweekly, @parisreview, @vulture, @villagevoice, @strandbookstore, @bustle, @mydomaine, @thisisinsider, & @literaryhub.
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#theincendiaries #summerbooks #bookstagram #2018books #booksbooksbooks
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It’s still so strange to see my novel, which was so private for so very long, making its way into the world. pretty much every time i see it online, i involuntarily yelp, or i jump, & i’m hoping i can develop at least a little chill before it publishes, or book-touring’s going to get weird.
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💗 so very & i mean very grateful for these heartening pre-publication thoughts, lists, & shoutouts from @am2dm, @entertainmentweekly, @parisreview, @vulture, @villagevoice, @strandbookstore, @bustle, @mydomaine, @thisisinsider, & @literaryhub.
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#theincendiaries #summerbooks #bookstagram #2018books #booksbooksbooks
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R.O. Kwon
💃🏽 By far my preferred variety of writing break: a very quick, very enthusiastic solo dance party.
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💃🏽 by far my preferred variety of writing break: a very quick, very enthusiastic solo dance party.
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Ireland! 🎉🇮🇪 I can’t look without crying at this @thepooluk photo of women returning to Ireland to vote. From @lynnenright’s accompanying piece: “Yesterday, we travelled because we wanted to. Today, we vote for the women who travelled because they were forced to.” 💚😭 (📷: Alastair Moore)
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Ireland! 🎉🇮🇪 i can’t look without crying at this @thepooluk photo of women returning to ireland to vote. from @lynnenright’s accompanying piece: “yesterday, we travelled because we wanted to. today, we vote for the women who travelled because they were forced to.” 💚😭 (📷: alastair moore)
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❤️ Good morning! Wildly thankful to these publications & places for featuring THE INCENDIARIES as a most-anticipated summer book (&, in one case, an event). ❤️ In carousel order: @vanityfair, @buzzfeed, @time, @bustle, @nylonmag, @thoughtcatalog, @ibooks, @amnewyork, @bookbub, & @kqed.
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#theincendiaries #summerbooks #booksbooksbooks #2018books #bookstagram #tbrpile #instabooks #summerreading #bookshelf #woohoo
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❤️ good morning! wildly thankful to these publications & places for featuring the incendiaries as a most-anticipated summer book (&, in one case, an event). ❤️ in carousel order: @vanityfair, @buzzfeed, @time, @bustle, @nylonmag, @thoughtcatalog, @ibooks, @amnewyork, @bookbub, & @kqed.
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😍 Galleys galore heyyyy.
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😍 galleys galore heyyyy.
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& today this @nytimes profile is out in print, in the summer books preview! 💛 Ermrgod. (📷: courtesy of @riverheadbooks!)
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& today this @nytimes profile is out in print, in the summer books preview! 💛 ermrgod. (📷: courtesy of @riverheadbooks!)
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