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Nicole Chung

Biography

Nicole Chung

Nicole Chung has written for The New York Times, GQ, Longreads, BuzzFeed, Hazlitt and Shondaland, among other publications. She is the editor in chief of Catapult magazine and the former managing editor of The Toast. ALL YOU CAN EVER KNOW is her first book.

Nicole Chung

Books by Nicole Chung

by Nicole Chung - Memoir, Nonfiction

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of giving her a better life, that forever feeling slightly out of place was her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as Nicole grew up --- facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and as a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from --- she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.