JUNG YUN was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. She studied at Vassar College, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
Her work has appeared in Tin House (the “Emerging Voices” issue); The Best of Tin House: Stories, edited by Dorothy Allison; The Massachusetts Review; The Atlantic Monthly; and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She has also received two Artist’s Fellowships in fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a CSG Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and an honorable mention for the Pushcart Prize.
Currently, Jung lives in Baltimore with her husband and serves as an assistant professor of English at the George Washington University .
Shelter is her first novel.