Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This prestigious award was bestowed on him for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son published in Italian by Marsilio.
He lives in San Francisco and teaches creative writing at Stanford University. His stories have been published in Granta, Esquire, The Paris Review, Best New American Voices and Best American Short Stories. Winner of the Whiting Award and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he is one of the very few Americans to have visited North Korea.
That experience inspired his work The Orphan Master’s Son, acclaimed by the critics and unconditionally supported by the writing community: Zadie Smith described it as “exciting” and “epic”. This work required seven years’ preparation and confirms the talent already shown in his debut novel Emporium and the collection Parasites like us.