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[39] Crystal Hana Kim, author of If You Leave Me

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“When men feel like they’re disempowered, it’s easy for them to create power by bonding together and belittling women.” – Crystal Hana Kim

 

Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was named a best book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Booklist, Literary Hub, The New York Post, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Nylon, and others. It was also longlisted for the Center for Fiction Novel Prize. It is now available in paperback! Kim was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, and Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in Elle Magazine, The Paris Review, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal

Connect with Crystal on her website, Instagram or Twitter.

Crystal’s book recommendations: Halsey Street by Naima Coster and Chemistry by Weike Wang

 

Also mentioned in this episode: Feminist Book Club ep. 24: Top 5 Feminist Books with Traci Thomas

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