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Recent Courses

Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
Fiction Workshop
Writing Fiction

Grants/Sponsored Research

2014 National Endowment for the Arts Grant in Creative Writing.

2014 Adelphi Faculty Development Grant.

2014 Yaddo Fellowship

2014 UCross Fellowship
2013 Jerome Foundation Travel/Research Grant. This grant supported a trip to Germany and France to research my new novel.


Catherine Chung (2012). Forgotten Country. New York, NY: Riverhead Books.

Artistic/Creative Work

"The Gretel Project". An immersive mult-disciplinary installation theatre collaboration with poet Lauren K. Alleyne, composer Sidney Boquiren and visaual artist Tomiko Jones. Dubuque, IA. March 2015.

"The Accident". essay published in the anthology Asian Americans in Michigan. March 2015.

"Wudang Mountain". (essay). Granta Magazine. August 2013.

"Yellow Peril and the American Dream". (essay). The Rumpus. April 2013.

"Novel Neighborhoods". (essay). The New York Times. October 2012.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

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Catherine Chung, Amy Hundley, Shaun Dolan, Daniel Owen (2015, March). The Current State of Literary Publishing. Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY.

Catherine Chung, Hannah Allen, Jana Schmidt (2015, March). Images of War. Soapbox Series, English Department, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Catherine Chung (2014, October). Storytelling: Mapping the Universe. Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ.

Catherine Chung (2014, April). St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD.

Catherine Chung (2014, March). Asian American Writers Talk Series. SUNY Stonybrook, Stonybrook, NY.

Catherine Chung, Chang-rae Lee (2014, February). Swimming in Dystopia. Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York, NY.

Catherine Chung, Chang-rae Lee, Mona Awad (2014, February). Fiction Addiction: A Night With PEN American Center. PEN American Center, New York, NY.

Catherine Chung, Dina Nayeri (2014, February). Mothers and Others. Asian American Writers' Workshop, New York, NY.

Catherine Chung (2013, December). Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of.

Catherine Chung (2013, December). Chadwick International School, Songdo, Korea, Republic of.

Catherine Chung, Jennifer DuBois, Fiona Maazel, and Teddy Wayne (2013, October). Getting Personal with PEN and A Public Space. LitCrawl Austin, Austin, TX.

Catherine Chung, Yvonne Cassidy (2013, October). Voices of the Rainbow Reading Series. LIU, Brooklyn, NY.

Catherine Chung, Cynthia Cruz, Julia Fierro, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Allyson Paty (2013, September). PEN and Guernica Reading. LitCrawl New York, New York, NY.

Catherine Chung, Ned Beauman and Jonathan Lee (2013, May). The Bureau of Apology: An Interactive Art Project. PEN World Voices Festival and A Public Space, New York, NY.

Catherine Chung, Elizabeth Scarboro (2013, April). Reading. The Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, Chicago, IL.

Catherine Chung, Marie-Helene Bertino, Karolina Waclawiak (2013, March). Vica Miller Literary Salon. New York, NY.

Catherine Chung, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Andrew Fukuda, Ed Lin, Ruiyan Xu, Sung J. Woo, and Debora Kuan (2013, March). Asian-American Authors Roundtable. Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY.

Catherine Chung, Eugenia Kim, Yuliana Kim-Grant (2013, February). Monday Salon. The Korea Society, New York, NY.

Catherine Chung, Tea Obreht, J. Robert Lennon (2013, January). Fiction Addiction: A Night with PEN American Center. Fiction Addiction, New York, NY.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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Catherine Chung (2014). Non-Native Speaker: Writing from Another Tongue. In Shanghai Literary Festival. Shanghai, China.

(2014). Catherine Chung, Alexander Chee, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Katherine Min, Matthew Salesses. In Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Seattle, WA.

Catherine Chung, Jessica Hagedorn, Kermit Frazier, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Cassandra Medley (2014). The Challenges and Rewards of Cross-Genre Teaching in an MFA Program. In Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Seattle, WA.

Catherine Chung, Daniel Wallace (2013). Once Upon a Time. In Texas Book Festival. Texas State Capitol, Austin, TX.

(2012). Asian Art and Culture Book Fair. In Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Catherine Chung, Ayad Akhtar, Kathleen Alcott, Bill Peters, and Laurie Weeks (2012). “Who? New! 5 Debut Novelists”. In Brooklyn Book Festival. Brooklyn, NY.

Catherine Chung, Krys Lee, Alex Gilvarry (2012). In Association of Asian American Studies Conference. Washington, DC.

Honors and Accomplishments

2014 NEA Fellowship
2013 PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention
2012 Emerging Leader in the Arts Award Honoree for the Korean American League for Civic Action

Professional Activities

Fiction Editor, Guernica Magazine