Jinwoo Chong’s short fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, The Florida Review, CRAFT, and Salamander, and has received support from Tin House and Zoetrope: All-Story. He is an MFA candidate in fiction at Columbia University and an editorial assistant at One Story.
Jinwoo writes about families, Asian people, gay people, sad people, fathers and sons, and attempts—usually—to make sense of Asian American identity politics as experienced by second-generation immigrants to the United States. His favorite authors include Ted Chiang, Bryan Washington, Karen Russell, Justin Torres, Dantiel W. Moniz, Chang-Rae Lee, Kimberly King Parsons, and Kazuo Ishiguro. He is currently reading Brandon Taylor’s Real Life and re-reading John Carreyrou’s Bad Blood.
Jinwoo likes to sing and cook, and during the pandemic learned to bake cookies, mow the lawn, file tax returns, rent a Citi Bike, chlorinate a swimming pool, and hand-make pasta.