Katherine Min’s novel, Secondhand World, was published by Alfred A. Knopf, in 2006. In 2007, she was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Award, “for exceptionally talented fiction writers whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories —represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise.” Min’s work has been widely published and anthologized in journals, such as, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, and Glimmer Train. She has also received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, two New Hampshire State Arts Council Fellowships, a grant from the North Carolina Council for the Arts, a Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award, and a Pushcart Prize,. She is currently working on a collection of short memoir pieces, entitled The Last Now. She teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.