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Sung J. Woo

Sung J. Woo is a prolific writer celebrated for his captivating short stories and insightful essays that have found a home in prestigious publications such as The New York Times, PEN/Guernica, and Vox. His literary prowess extends to the realm of novels, where he has penned four compelling works: "Deep Roots" (2023), "Skin Deep" (2020), "Love Love" (2015), and "Everything Asian" (2009), the last of which earned him the esteemed 2010 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Literature Award.

Sung J. Woo's impact in the literary world reached new heights in 2022 when his Modern Love essay, originally featured in The New York Times, was adapted into an episodic television series by Amazon Studios. This adaptation underscored his ability to craft narratives that resonate not only on the page but also on the screen.

A distinguished alumnus of Cornell University, Sung J. Woo further honed his craft by earning an MFA from New York University, solidifying his commitment to the art of storytelling. Currently residing in Washington, New Jersey, Woo continues to captivate audiences with his thought-provoking and emotionally resonant narratives, leaving an indelible mark on contemporary literature and visual storytelling alike.

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