Susan Choi

  • * Asian-American Literary Award

  • * Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

  • * PEN/W.G. Sebald Award

  • * National Endowment of the Arts fellow

Susan Choi was born in South Bend, Indiana, and raised there and in Houston, Texas. She studied literature at Yale and writing at Cornell, and worked for several years as a fact-checker for The New Yorker.


Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker.  Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Pete Wells, and their sons.

  • A graduate student looks back on her relationships with a charismatic professor and his wife [...]

  • An Asian-born mathematician is accused of a colleague's murder in this haunting novel from the author of MY EDUCATION [...]

  • A young woman confronts her own revolutionary past when three fugitives arrive at her home, hoping to hide from authorities [...]