Yoojin Grace Wuertz was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States at age six. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and an MFA in fiction from New York University. EVERYTHING BELONGS TO US is her debut novel, which was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and included on Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction of 2017. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Massachusetts Review, among other publications. She lives in northern New Jersey with her husband and son.
Photo by Nina Subin.
- Failure and Patience: Lessons from the Garden for Writers (Essay at Literary Hub)
- Shadows of the Korean War and its Aftermath, Cast Over Fiction (Essay at Signature Reads)
- Mother Tongue: For a bilingual new mother, parenting becomes an experiment in identity—both her child’s and her own. (Essay at Guernica)
- Yoojin Grace Wuertz Takes on a Turbulent Moment in South Korean History (Interview with Andrea Arnold, Electric Literature)
- KUCI-FM radio interview with Marrie Stone
- podcast interview with Scott Jones at Give and Take
- podcast interview with Public Libraries Online
- Kirkus TV interview
- KBN (Korean language) TV interview
- KBTV (Korean language) TV interview Part 1, Part 2
- A Plus Book Club (Video on Facebook live)