Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim (Moderated by Susan Coll):
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Description of Pictures: Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim -- Two Korean families torn apart by war and circumstance. Angie Kim and Eugenia Kim each share gorgeous, shattering novels inspired by their own lives and families. A can't-put-it-down courtroom drama and a powerful saga set against the backdrop of the Korean War lead to discoveries of the meaning of family.
Latest Title: Miracle Creek
Angie Kim moved as a pre-teen from Seoul, South Korea, to the suburbs of Baltimore. She attended Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, then practiced as a trial lawyer at Williams & Connolly. Her stories have won the Glamour Essay Contest and the Wabash Prize in Fiction, and appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Salon, Slate, The Southern Review, Sycamore Review, The Asian American Literary Review and PANK. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and three sons.
Latest Title: The Kinship of Secrets
Eugenia Kim’s debut novel, “The Calligrapher’s Daughter,” won the Borders Original Voices Award, was shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and was a Washington Post Best Historical Novel and Critic’s Pick. Her second novel, “The Kinship of Secrets,” published last November, received a starred review from Booklist, and was an Amazon Best Book of the Month, Literature and Fiction. She teaches at Fairfield University’s M.F.A. Creative Writing Program.
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AKEK_190518_02.JPG: Susan Coll, Eugenia Kim, Angie Kim
AKEK_190518_06.JPG: Eugenia Kim
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AKEK_190518_12.JPG: Susan Coll
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2019 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
a four-day jaunt to Massachusetts (Boston, Stockbridge, and Springfield) to experience rain in another state,
Asheville, NC to visit Dad and his wife Dixie,
four trips to New York City (including the United Nations, Flushing, and the New York Comic-Con), and
my 14th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con (including sites in Utah).
Number of photos taken this year: about 582,000.