Next Letter in the Mail: Catherine Chung (& Signed Book Giveaway)


We’re getting ready to send our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from award-winning author Catherine Chung! Catherine writes to us about her childhood home in Michigan, why she hasn’t been back in ten years, and what it feels like to be returning now to read from her second novel.

To make sure this powerful letter finds its way to your mailbox, subscribe to Letters in the Mail by June 13!  And through June 30, purchase a yearly Letters in the Mail subscription (or a 6-month Rumpus Book Club subscription) and we’ll send you your own signed hardcover copy of Catherine Chung’s new novel, The Tenth Muse! Already have a subscription? Just extend or convert it and we’ll send you the book! Or give the gift of letters to a friend and keep the book for yourself! Click here to subscribe today!

Catherine Chung is the author of two novels, The Tenth Muse and Forgotten Country, for which she won an Honorable Mention for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She has been a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, a Granta New Voice, and a Director’s Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and was the recipient of a Dorthy Sargent Rosenberg Prize in poetry. She has a degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and worked at a think tank in Santa Monica before receiving her MFA from Cornell University. She has published work in the New York Times and Granta, and is a fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. She lives in New York City.


Photograph of Catherine Chung © David Noles.