Having R. O. Kwon attend Delta Mouth this year is a tremendous honor! Her book, The Incendiaries, has an unheard-of strict economy of words that renders everything poetic, visceral, and at hyper speed. And yet it also delivers everything good fiction does in the ways of story, character, and narrative. Kwon is a master at exploding notions of prose and showing what damage those pieces can do. —Stephan Viau, Fundraiser Chair
R. O. Kwon’s first novel, The Incendiaries, is forthcoming from Riverhead in July of 2018. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, NOON, Playboy, and San Francisco Chronicle. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Born in South Korea, she has mostly lived in the United States.
R. O. will be reading our finial night of Delta Mouth 2018! Come see her on Sunday April 8th at 5pm at Radio Bar (3079 Government Street). See our full schedule here.