Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nancy Jooyoun Kim is a graduate of UCLA and the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, NPR/PRI’s Selected ShortsThe RumpusElectric Literature, Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s The Margins, The Offing, the blogs of Prairie Schooner and The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. 

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she's writing a novel and personal essays.